CNS tumor
CNS cysts
Nerve root (Tarlov) cyst

Author: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 August 2017, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Nerve root (Tarlov) cyst

Cite this page: Abdelzaher, E. Nerve root (Tarlov) cyst. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cnstumornerverootcyst.html. Accessed September 20th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Leptomeningeal diverticula or duplications around nerve roots of lower spinal cord
  • Usually incidental radiologic or surgical finding
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Arachnoidal membrane, nerve fibers