Conservative management of recurrent enterogenous cysts of the cervical spine: A case report
Journal Title
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Publication Type
Journal Article
Enterogenous cysts are rare benign congenital tumours of the central nervous system. The aim of management is complete resection to minimise the chance of recurrence. To date, management of recurrence has favoured further surgical resection. We describe the case of a recurrent enterogenous cyst of the cervical spine, initially treated with decompression via laminectomy and fenestration. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) follow up has demonstrated spontaneous recurrence and deflation of the cyst on multiple occasions. We propose that conservative management of recurrent enterogenous cysts may be a valid management option following fenestration or partial resection of the cyst, and that recurrence may not always warrant further surgical intervention.
EDP Sciences
Central nervous system cysts; Conservative treatment; Enterogenous cyst; Recurrence; Spine; Surgical decompression; competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to; influence the work reported in this paper.
WEHI Research Division(s)
Personalised Oncology
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