Symptomatic facet cysts of the subaxial cervical spine

Stylianos Pikis, José E. Cohen, Yair Barzilay, Amir Hasharoni, Leon Kaplan, Eyal Itshayek*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Subaxial cervical facet cysts are uncommon. We report two patients with intraspinal, extradural, subaxial cervical spinal facet cysts, and review the literature to describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation, imaging findings, and treatment options for these lesions. Intraspinal, extradural, cervical spinal cysts should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis in patients presenting with clinical signs of cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)928-932
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Cervical spine
  • Facet cyst
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Subaxial
  • Synovial cyst


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