Intramedullary spinal metastasis

Case contributed by Dr Yune Kwong


Known metastatic bladder cancer. Now worsening mobility

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male
Nuclear medicine

On FDG-PET, focus of abnormal uptake within the spinal canal, suspicious for spinal cord involvement. MRI was advised.

Abnormal T2 cord hyperintensity, with suggestion of focal mass dorsally at T6. Post-contrast imaging shows intramedullary enhancing lesion corresponding to PET abnormality. Appearances consistent with intramedullary spinal metastasis with surrounding oedema.

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Case information

rID: 29036
Published: 28th Apr 2014
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
System: Spine
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