International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 15, No. 9, 2017, pp. 589-592
Bioline Code: rm17070
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 15, No. 9, 2017, pp. 589-592
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Adnexal masses or perineural (tarlov) cysts? Differentiation by imaging techniques: A case report|
Ahmadi, Firoozeh & Akhbari, Farnaz
Background: Perineural cysts formed within the nerve-root sheath at the dorsal root
ganglion. They are most commonly located in the arachnoid covering the junction of
the dorsal ganglion and nerve root. They are usually asymptomatic, incidental
findings, usually located in the lumbar and sacral region of the spinal canal. It is
important to consolidate the imaging findings of this rare disease so clinicians can
become more clinically relevant in the evaluation of these cysts.
Case: Herein we report a case of perineural cyst misdiagnosed with hydrosalpinx by
pelvic ultrasonography and finally diagnosed with magnetic resonance image.
Conclusion: Perineural cyst should be considered, in the presence of bilateral
adnexal masses separated from the ovaries in pelvic sonography.
Magnetic resonance imaging; Tarlov cysts; Ultrasonography.
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