Eosinophilic granuloma - spine

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain

Patient Data

Age: 11 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Thoracolumbar transition

x-ray

There is T12 height loss and anterior wedging with evidence of fracture/destruction of its anterior column. 

Thoracolumbar transition

ct

There is T12 height loss and anterior wedging with evidence of bone destruction of its anterior column and a soft tissue component. 

Spine

mri

There is T12 vertebral body height loss associated with abnormal marrow signal (low T1 and patchy elevated T2 signal) and breach of the anterior column of the vertebra. 

Bone scan

Nuclear medicine

Bone scan reveals that this is a single lesion confined only to the T12 vertebral body. 

Case Discussion

Eosinophilic granuloma of the vertebral body in an 11 year old boy.

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