Vertebral hemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Sovann Vathana Lay


Young female patient. Gallbladder tumor on ultrasound. CT work up as follow.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

"Polka dotted" sign on axial view of the L1 body corresponds with vertebral hemangioma (L1).

Case Discussion

The "polka-dot" sign in the vertebral body (axial view) is characteristic of vertebral hemangiomas. It is usually an incidental finding and with no symptomatic.

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Case information

rID: 41654
Published: 12th Dec 2015
Last edited: 22nd Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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