Thoracic vertebral metastasis

Case contributed by Dr Lawrence Chia Wei Oh

Presentation

Back pain. Past history of renal carcinoma and breast cancer.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female
MRI

This MRI thoracic spine demonstrates a contrast enhancing lesion at T1 level. There is a complete collapse of the T1 vertebra and severe central canal stenosis at the same level. 

Case Discussion

Patient went on to have corpectomy and histology showed metastasis from renal carcinoma.

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Case information

rID: 24581
Published: 29th Aug 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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