Intraosseous hemangioma - vertebrae

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Diagnosis almost certain

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There are nodular areas of hyperintense signal on T1 and T2-weighted images with a slight decrease of signal on T2-fat sat. On axial images, it is possible to identify a “polka dotted” appearance due to the thickened vertebral trabeculae, a finding that is more common to see on CT images. 

Case Discussion

Vertebral hemangiomas are a location specific sub type of hemangiomas. They are most common of the benign vertebral neoplasms.

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