Osteoid osteoma of the spine

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Nocturnal back pain relieved with aspirin.

Patient Data

Age: 24 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

CT scan shows a sharply demarcated round lesion, at the junction of the pedicle and right transverse process of the second thoracic vertebrae which has a central sclerotic focus and diffuse surrounding sclerosis

Modality: Annotated image

Arrow indicates position of osteoid osteoma, which are typically more common in the posterior elements. 

Case Discussion

The findings consistent of osteoid osteoma in a male patient with nocturnal back pain.

Case courtesy Dr Mohammad Kazem Tarzamni - Professor, Department of Radiology, Tabriz University of Medical Science.

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Case Information

rID: 21671
Case created: 9th Feb 2013
Last edited: 6th Jan 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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