csf; imaging; intrasacral; pain; sacral; spine
Tarlov or perineural cysts are cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-filled sacs found between the perineurium and epineurium of the nerve roots. It is still unsure whether the origin of these cysts is intradural or extradural. They can either be asymptomatic or create a variety of negative impacts on comfort and quality of life. In this case report, we describe the presentation of multiple Tarlov cysts including one large cyst discovered during a routine cadaveric spinal dissection and the relevant and related literature. To our knowledge, this is the only cadaveric case report of Tarlov cysts and offers an interesting window into their anatomy.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Gonzales, Jocelyn; Iwanaga, Joe; Topale, Nitsa; Oskouian, Rod J; and Tubbs, R Shane, "Multiple Large Perineural (Tarlov) Cysts in the Sacrum of a Cadaver: A Case Report and Review." (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1519.