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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
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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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