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Case 12433

Vertebral pneumatocysts

Author(s)
Ahmed Abdrabou MD, FRCR1, Saad Alqahtani MD, FMH, EBIR2, Ahmed Kandeel MD, M Sc, Doctoral Degree2, Mohamed Aboushady, MB Bch, M Sc2

(1) Department of Radiology,
Ain Shams university hospital;
38 Ramsis Street - EL Abbasia,
Cairo, Egypt.
Tel: +2/0224821728,
Fax:+2/0224821728.
Website: http://med.shams.edu.eg Email: it@med.asu.edu.eg
(2) Department of Radiology,
King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital,
Southern Region
PO Box 101,
Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia.
Tel. +966 7 250 0001 Ext. 22349
 
Patient
female, 49 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    MRI cervical spine
     

    Sagittal T1 WI. The white arrows refer to hypointense lesions on T1 and T2 WI within vertebral bodies representing air-filled cysts.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    Sagittal T2 WI. The white arrows refer to hypointense lesions on T1 and T2 WI within several vertebral bodies representing air-filled cysts.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Plain radiograph cervical spine

    Black arrows refer to well-defined rounded lucent areas at the posterior aspect of vertebral bodies adjacent to vertebral end plates.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT cervical spine
     

    CT cervical spine sagittal reformatted image (a) and axial cut (b) show several air-filled cysts within the vertebral bodies as indicated by black arrows. Note the air within the intervertebral discs (arrowheads).

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    CT cervical spine sagittal reformatted image (a) and axial cut (b) show several air-filled cysts within the vertebral bodies as indicated by black arrows. Note the air within the intervertebral discs (arrowheads).

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    CT cervical spine
     

    Magnified images show possible communication between the cysts and the air within the intervertebral discs

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    Magnified images show possible communication between the cysts and the air within the intervertebral discs

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
Sagittal T1 WI. The white arrows refer to hypointense lesions on T1 and T2 WI within vertebral bodies representing air-filled cysts.
 
Sagittal T2 WI. The white arrows refer to hypointense lesions on T1 and T2 WI within several vertebral bodies representing air-filled cysts.
 
Black arrows refer to well-defined rounded lucent areas at the posterior aspect of vertebral bodies adjacent to vertebral end plates.
 
CT cervical spine sagittal reformatted image (a) and axial cut (b) show several air-filled cysts within the vertebral bodies as indicated by black arrows. Note the air within the intervertebral discs (arrowheads).
 
CT cervical spine sagittal reformatted image (a) and axial cut (b) show several air-filled cysts within the vertebral bodies as indicated by black arrows. Note the air within the intervertebral discs (arrowheads).
 
Magnified images show possible communication between the cysts and the air within the intervertebral discs
 
Magnified images show possible communication between the cysts and the air within the intervertebral discs
 
 
 
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