Spinal meningioma - thoracic

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Two months lower limb heaviness and unsteady gait.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Left T7 dorsolateral intradural extramedullary contrast enhancing spinal tumor.

Severe compression of the cord displaced and compressed along the right anterolateral aspect of the spinal canal. No extension through the neural exit foramen. 


Pathology report. 

Case Discussion

With the MRI signal characteristics demonstrated, the key differential diagnosis for this extramedullary intradural tumor is meningioma and neuroma. 

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Case information

rID: 57975
Published: 16th Feb 2018
Last edited: 11th May 2020
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