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What is Tarlov cysts?

What is Tarlov cysts?

  • Tarlov cysts: Development of a cyst in the spinal nerve. Symptoms can be asymptomatic or severe depending on the size and location of the cyst.

Tarlov cysts is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tarlov cysts, or a subtype of Tarlov cysts, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tarlov cysts as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Tarlov cysts: Introduction

Types of Tarlov cysts:

Broader types of Tarlov cysts:

How serious is Tarlov cysts?

Prognosis of Tarlov cysts: good response to timely treatment
Complications of Tarlov cysts: see complications of Tarlov cysts

What causes Tarlov cysts?

Causes of Tarlov cysts: see causes of Tarlov cysts

What are the symptoms of Tarlov cysts?

Symptoms of Tarlov cysts: see symptoms of Tarlov cysts

Complications of Tarlov cysts: see complications of Tarlov cysts

Tarlov cysts: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tarlov cysts.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tarlov cysts.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tarlov cysts: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tarlov cysts.
Treatments for Tarlov cysts: see treatments for Tarlov cysts
Research for Tarlov cysts: see research for Tarlov cysts

Name and Aliases of Tarlov cysts

Main name of condition: Tarlov cysts

Other names or spellings for Tarlov cysts:

perineural cysts, spinal nerve roots, Sacral Tarlov cysts, Sacral perineural cysts

Nerve root cyst, Perineural cyst Source - Diseases Database

Perineurial cysts, Sacral Tarlov cysts
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tarlov cysts: Related Conditions

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