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A 45-year-old female asked:

Are tarlov cysts serious? one showed at s1 of spine on mri that i had for another reason. thank you

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Dr. Daniel Aghion
Neurosurgery 13 years experience
Usually not: These are usually asymptomatic cyst that develop along the sacral or lower nerve roots. If you had the MR done for another reason - these cysts were incidentally recognized- then I would recommend just watching them and knowing about them for now. Usually, they don't cause issues. Hope this helped!

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