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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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CHAVEZ HERBAS, Octavio; PARADA HEREDIA, Luis Daniel  and  MARINKOVIC ALVAREZ, Tonchy. Tarlov cyst bilateral , case report. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.2, pp.97-99. ISSN 1012-2966.

Tarlov cyst is a benign cystic growth usually underdiagnosed. No case has been reported so far in Bolivia. Classified as a Type II meningeal cysts, rare (estimated incidence of 4,6% - 9%), of benign characteristics, most commonly located in the sacral region. Asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally most of the times. The patient comes with a chief complaint of chronic radicular back pain in the left iliac fossa with no improvement or explanation thereof. The patient underwent CT and MRI leading us to the diagnosis. The patient is managed with conservative treatment targeting the symptoms, with notorious improvement not requiring surgical treatment.

Keywords : Tarlov cyst; perineural cyst; magnetic resonance imaging with contrast; radiculopathy; chronic lower back pain; radicular pain.

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