Cervical spinal cord cavernoma

Case contributed by Dr Kashif Nadeem Liaqat

Presentation

Chronic cervical pain and paraesthesias

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Well circumscribed intramedullary spinal lesion measuring  13x12.5x12 mm seen at C2 level with some focal canal expansion. It is showing low intensity signal rim on T2wi and popcorn appearance on T1 and T2wi. Blooming artifacts observed on Swi. Mild heterogenous post Gad enhancement seen.

Case Discussion

Well defined intramedullary cervical spinal lesion showing blooming artifacts and popcorn appearances secondary to blood products of variable ages. This is in keeping with cavernoma.

This lesion was subsequently histologically confirmed to be a cavernoma. 

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Case Information

rID: 29974
Case created: 8th Jul 2014
Last edited: 27th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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