Spinal neurofibroma

Case contributed by Dr Nikola Todorovic


Lower back pain, with intermittent paresthesia and weakness of right leg, for over a year.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

A mostly extradural extramedullary lesion, with the smaller intradural component in the projection of right L5 spinal nerve root, hypointense on T1, hyperintense on stir, with characteristic "target sign" on T2 with central hypointensity, with heterogeneous postcontrast enhancement, consistent with spinal neurofibroma. 

Case Discussion

The patient presented with over a year history of lower back pain and intermittent weakness of her right leg.

On examination there is allmost completely extradural, extramedulary lesion, with small intradural component, hypointense in T1, hyperintense on STIR, with caracteristic target sign on T2, and heterogenous postcontrast enhancement.

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Case information

rID: 48923
Published: 21st Jan 2017
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2017
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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