Spinal metastasis with cord compression

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Paraplegia

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

MRI

Thoracic spine

Axial T2 shows high signal infiltrative lesion involving thoracic vertebral body, right side pedicle and posterior elements, with extraosseous extensions involving right paraspinal muscles and extradural extension markedly compressing the spinal cord.

Sagittal T1 and T2 show the spinal and extraspinal extensions.

Case Discussion

Lung carcinoma metastasis to thoracic spine presenting with paraplegia.

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Case information

rID: 4045
Published: 13th Jul 2008
Last edited: 27th Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included