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My mri showed a neurenteric cyst on my spine. what does that mean?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Neurenteric cysts are benign tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) that represent 0.3% to 0.5% of all spinal cord tumors. They are usually extra medullary and found in the lower cervical and thoracic spine. Only 12.2% of neurenteric cysts are documented to be intramedullary.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my MRI showed a neurenteric cyst on my spine. what is that ?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Congenital anomaly: Neurenteric cysts account for 0.7-1.3% of spinal axis tumors These rare lesions result from the inappropriate partitioning of the embryonic tissues.Patients with symptomatic neurenteric cysts typically present in the second and third decades of life with size-dependent myelopathic and/or radicular signs. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are essential diagnostic tools for the delineation of cyst form and overlying osseous architecture. A variety of approaches have been employed in the treatment of neurenteric cysts each with a goal of total surgical resectio

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