Astrocytoma - spinal cord

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

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Tetraparesis

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
MRI

The MRI sequences show an ill-defined eccentric intramedullary lesion expanding the spinal cord from C2 to C5 (length of involvement is 4 vertebral body segments). It is of low signal intensity on T1WI, high signal intensity on T2WI, and STIR with areas of patchy enhancement at C2-C3 level on postcontrast sequences. No hemorrhagic component is seen.  No posterior vertebral body scalloping or thinning of the pedicles.

Case Discussion

MRI features of an intramedullary spinal tumor (astrocytoma, histologically proven)

 

Additional contributor: ZE. Boudiaf, MD, CHU Constantine, Algeria

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Case information

rID: 69769
Published: 21st Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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