A giant pseudomeningocele noted after L4-L5 discectomy. (A) A 26-year-old obese female, body height of 170 cm, body weight 110 kg, and a BMI of 38.1 kg/m2. She underwent L4--L5 laminotomy and discectomy for lumbar disk herniation. (B) She developed a postoperative giant lumbar pseudomeningocele (length, 9 cm; width, 8 cm; depth, 7 cm). (C) By extirpation of the cyst, dural repair and subarachnoid drainage, the pseudomeningocele was successfully treated and confirmed on MRI at 3-month follow-up.
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