Gustavus Ludwig, German physician, 1843-1910. See: Tornwaldt abscess, Tornwaldt cyst, Tornwaldt disease, Tornwaldt syndrome.
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Tornwaldt's cyst presenting only as occipital headache: a case report.
Not the typical Tornwaldt's cyst this time A nasopharyngeal cyst associated with canalisbasilarismedianus.
Occasionally, abnormal persistence of remnant of notochord lead to the formation of a potential space in the postero-superior angle of the nasopharynx called Tornwaldt's bursa (4) or Pharyngeal bursa of Luska (3).
Because of its rarity and clinical significance, the study was conducted with the aim to find the incidence of Tornwaldt's cyst and to correlate with its embryological explanations and differential diagnosis behind it.
If Tornwaldt's cyst was observed, its dimension in craniocaudal, anteroposterior and transverse diameter were measured and the volume was calculated by using the ellipsoid formula (l x b x h)/2.
Tornwaldt's cysts occur in the midline bursa of the nasopharynx above the upper border of the superior constrictor muscle.
MRI is the best imaging study for diagnosing Tornwaldt's cyst.
Tornwaldt's cyst: Case report with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Tornwaldt's cyst is an uncommon type of nasopharyngeal cyst that may cause clinically significant symptoms.
Tornwaldt's cysts (sometimes called Thornwaldt's cysts) develop as a result of abnormal embryologic development at the posterior wall of the nasopharynx.
Tornwaldt's cysts are classified as crusting and cystic.
The development of a cyst in the nasopharyngeal bursa (Tornwaldt's cyst) occurs in about 3% of the population.