Global Spine J 2014; 04(02): 101-104
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1357301
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Ependymal Cyst Presenting with Lhermitte Sign

Paulo Roberto Franceschini
Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital Saúde, Caxias do Sul/RS, Brazil
Paulo Valdeci Worm
Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital São José–Santa Casa, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
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Publication History

27 May 2013

29 August 2013

Publication Date:
17 October 2013 (eFirst)


Study Design Case report and review of the literature.

Objective To present an unusual case of conus medullaris ependymal cyst.

Methods This is a case of a 41-year-old woman with a diagnosis of ependymal cyst who presented with a history of shock-like pain to the lower limbs.

Results The patient underwent a successful cyst decompression.

Conclusion A few cases have been reported in the literature. Including this case, there are a total of eight cases of ependymal cyst in the conocaudal segment reported.