Cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst: Possible association with obstetric brachial plexus palsy

Elena Miravet, Scarlett Sinisterra, Sherri Birchansky, Oscar Papazian, Gerry Tuite, John A I Grossman, Israel Alfonso

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Abstract

The association of cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cysts and obstetric brachial plexus palsy has not previously been reported. We report two patients with this association. The first patient is a 9-month-old boy with left obstetric brachial plexus palsy that developed bilateral leg weakness at 6 months of age owing to compression of the spinal cord by a C6 to T8 left cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst. The second patient is a 3-year-old girl with bilateral brachial plexus palsy and spastic paraparesis who had magnetic resonance imaging at 3 days of age that showed intraspinal cord injury and a cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst compressing the spinal cord. We believe that the association of cervicothoracic epidural arachnoid cysts and obstetric brachial plexus palsy in these patients was causal and recommend that the possibility of a cervicothoracic epidural arachnoid cyst be considered in patients with brachial plexus palsy and evidence of spinal cord injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume17
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

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Arachnoid Cysts
Brachial Plexus
Paralysis
Obstetrics
Spastic Paraparesis
Spinal Cord Compression
Spinal Cord Injuries
Leg
Spinal Cord
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Miravet, E., Sinisterra, S., Birchansky, S., Papazian, O., Tuite, G., Grossman, J. A. I., & Alfonso, I. (2002). Cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst: Possible association with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Journal of Child Neurology, 17(10), 770-772.

Cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst : Possible association with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. / Miravet, Elena; Sinisterra, Scarlett; Birchansky, Sherri; Papazian, Oscar; Tuite, Gerry; Grossman, John A I; Alfonso, Israel.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 17, No. 10, 01.10.2002, p. 770-772.

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Miravet, E, Sinisterra, S, Birchansky, S, Papazian, O, Tuite, G, Grossman, JAI & Alfonso, I 2002, 'Cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst: Possible association with obstetric brachial plexus palsy', Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 770-772.
Miravet E, Sinisterra S, Birchansky S, Papazian O, Tuite G, Grossman JAI et al. Cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst: Possible association with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Journal of Child Neurology. 2002 Oct 1;17(10):770-772.
Miravet, Elena ; Sinisterra, Scarlett ; Birchansky, Sherri ; Papazian, Oscar ; Tuite, Gerry ; Grossman, John A I ; Alfonso, Israel. / Cervicothoracic extradural arachnoid cyst : Possible association with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2002 ; Vol. 17, No. 10. pp. 770-772.
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