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Kalfas F., Ronchini N., Godowicz T. T., Severi P.
Department of Neurological Surgery, Galliera Hospitals, Genoa, Italy
Vertebral posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) cysts are a rare cause of lumbosacral radicular compression. The authors present the case of a 35-year-old man, who suffered a left L5 radicular pain. CT and MRI images demonstrated an intraspinal cystic lesion causing the radicular pain. During surgery a liquid-containing cyst originating from the posterior longitudinal ligament was resected. Clinical, radiological and surgical management of the pathology are discussed.