Diagnostic challenge: Bilateral infected lumbar facet cysts - a rare cause of acute lumbar spinal stenosis and back pain

Brett A. Freedman, Tuan L. Bui, S. Timothy Yoon

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Abstract

Symptomatic synovial lumbar facet cysts are a relatively rare cause of radiculopathy and spinal stenosis. This case and brief review of the literature, details a patient who presented with acutely symptomatic bilateral spontaneously infected synovial facet (L4/5) cysts. This report highlights diagnostic clues for identifying infection of a facet cyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14
JournalJournal of orthopaedic surgery and research
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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