Intramedullary spinal metastasis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

55 year old woman with a history of breast cancer presenting with neck stiffness and tetraparesis.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Case Discussion

MRI of the cervival spine showed a solitary, centrally located hypervascular lesion of the spinal cord at the C6 level with intramedullary edema, that extended 2 segments above and below.  The patient had been under chemotherapy for breast cancer with liver metastases.

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Case Information

rID: 13676
Case created: 6th May 2011
Last edited: 12th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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