MR Imaging Characteristics of Cervical Neurenteric Cysts: Two Case Reports

Yang-Kai Fan, Jon-Kway Huang, Chin-Yin Sheu, Tai-Dong Wong

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Neurenteric cysts are rare causes of spinal cord compression in infants and children. These congenital lesions arise from abnormal separation of the endoderm and neuroectoderm during embryogenesis. A diagnosis of neurenteric cysts prior to surgery is difficult. Herein, the authors report on 2 cases with neurenteric cysts. The preoperative MR images of both cases showed cystic lesions with low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and high signal intensity on T2-weighted images, just like the intensity pattern of cerebrospinal fluid. One was intradural extramedullary and the other was intramedullary in location. The literature is also reviewed.
Translated title of the contribution頸部神經腸囊腫之磁振造影特徵:二例病例報告
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • 磁振造影
  • 頸部脊椎
  • 脊髓壓迫
  • Magnetic Resonance Image:Cervical Vertebrae:Spinal Cord Compression


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