Age, segmental location of the synovial cysts, radicular signs and symptoms, surgical approaches, and duration of follow up for 19 patients with lumbar synovial cysts of the facet joints

No Age Cysts location Pain Sensory deficit Cyst diameter (mm) Motor deficit Listhesis Approach Interval (months) Outcome (Macnab3)
156L5/S1S1S1150yesHemilam311
248L4/5L50130YesFlav321
369L3/4L4/l50110NoHemilam461
473L4/5L5L515AnkleYesFlav31
574L5/s1S1S1200YesFlav321
679L4/5L5L5150YesHemilam241
778L3/4L5/s1S1140NoLamin191
877L4/5L5L5190YesLamin221
953L4/5S10180YesFlav182
1070L4/5S1028AnkleYesHemilam202
1153L4/5S1S1150NoHemilam181
1252L4/5L5/s10130YesLamin271
1367L4/5L5/s10150NoHemilam241
1456L4/5L5/s1L5110YesFlav271
1548L4/5L5/s1L5150NoFlav331
1668L4/5L5L5190NoFlav161
17* 65L4/5L5/s1018SphincterNoLamin361
18* 66L4/5L5/s10180NoLamin211
1981L4/5L4/5L5180YesFlav61
2067L4/5L5/s1L5180Yeshemilam41
  • Flav=Flavectomy; Hemilam= hemilaminectomy; Lamin=laminectomy; Interval (months)=interval between surgery and final neurological examination.