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

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

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
Published: 9th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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