Eosinophilic granuloma - spine

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 11 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Thoracolumbar transition

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

CT

Thoracolumbar transition

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

MRI

Spine

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. 

Nuclear medicine

Bone scan

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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Case information

rID: 8462
Published: 3rd Feb 2010
Last edited: 13th Dec 2020
Tag: spine
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