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A 42-year-old female asked:
Back mri shows many perineural cysts, spine doc says they're not touching nerves not to worry. how common are these?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
5 percent: Some degree of peri neural cysts are seen in about 3-5 percent of lumbar MRI scans. They are often a symptomatic and as such in many cases are considered almost incidental findings. Meaning a finding seen on an imaging study that does not require treatment or further evaluation.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2016
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