Vertebral haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding on MRI Lumbar spine.

Patient Data

Age: 37
Gender: Female

MRI Lumbar spine (selected images)

As an incidental finding there is a nodular well defined lesion within the L1 vertebral body showing the typical signal pattern of a haemangioma: high signal on T1, bright on T2, which is partially suppressed on STIR, and there is also a mild peripheral contrast enhancement. 

Case Discussion

Vertebral haemangiomas are the most common benign vertebral tumours and are usually asymptomatic. 

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Case information

rID: 39681
Case created: 15th Sep 2015
Last edited: 23rd Apr 2017
System: Spine
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