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Cervical juxtafacet cyst combined with spinal dysraphism

      Abstract

      Juxtafacet cysts of the cervical and thoracic spine are rare and often cause radiculopathy or myelopathy. We present a case of a patient with radicular pain and early onset myelopathy. A juxtafacet cyst at the cervico-thoracic junction combined with discal herniation and spina bifida occulta was diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Laminectomy with removal of the cyst was the treatment and the patient recovered rapidly.

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