Spinal meningioma

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Parathesia and weakness of both lower limbs.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years old
Gender: Male
MRI

An intradural extramedullary ovoid shape lesion that displaces the cord anterior and to the right side. It displays isointense signal to the cord in T1 and T2 with avid enhancement after IV contrast.

Case Discussion

The differential diagnosis includes schwannoma and neurofibroma which are more associated with neural foraminal widening, usually multiple and have central foci of low signal on post contrast scan.

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Case information

rID: 23144
Case created: 24th May 2013
Last edited: 22nd Feb 2016
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