Spinal ependymoma

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi


Lower back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

 There is a small well-circumscribed lesion (12 x 6 x 4 mm) of intradural extramedullary location at the level of the L2 vertebral body. It displays an isosignal to the spinal cord on T1, high signal on T2/STIR with vivid homogeneous enhancement on postcontrast sequences.

Case Discussion

Small well-circumscribed vividly enhancing intradural extramedullary lesion, probably an ependymoma

For differential diagnosis: please see; Intradural extramedullary spinal tumors

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