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synovial cyst

LasVegasLLasVegas Posts: 95
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:48 AM in Spinal Stenosis
How many of you have a synovial cyst?

Read a report that if large enough, these sacs can cause spinal stenosis. Also, it is not common for people under 65 to have synovial cysts.

I am 42 and my MRI shows I have a synovial cyst. Next week I will speak w/ dr about this and what it means for me.


  • If you do a Google search of "Synovial Cysts in the Spine", you will find some great info. Here is an excerpt from a spine specialty site:

    "Synovial cysts are benign, fluid-filled sacs that develop in the facet joints of the lumbar spine as a result of degeneration. If large enough, these sacs can cause spinal stenosis - a narrowing of the spinal canal that places pressure on spinal nerves and causes pain."

    And from here - more detail:


    I searched via Google, and the first option for information is where this is from. I hope it helps.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • The fluid-filled sac creates pressure inside the spinal canal and this in turn can give a patient all the symptoms of stenosis of the spine. Synovial cysts are found most commonly in the knee and hip.
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