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Case 13402

A rare case of desmoid tumour within the retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces

Author(s)
Bouziane A, Mgaad I, Latib R, Chami I, Boujida MN

Avicenne,
Institut national d'oncologie;
Allal El Fassi
6542 Rabat, Morocco;
Email:asmaemed2008@hotmail.fr
 
Patient
female, 49 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Retropharyngeal desmoid tumour: CT findings

    Sagittal CT showing a mass within the retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces, isodense compared to the muscle (a), and enhancing after contrast administration (b), with bone erosion (c).

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Retropharyngeal desmoid tumour: CT findings

    Axial CT: the mass is inseparable from prevertebral musculature, displaces and compresses the trachea and deviates the carotid artery laterally.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Retropharyngeal desmoid tumour: MR findings

    Coronal T1 weighted shows an isointense tumour compared to muscle (a), hypointense on T2W (b), with avid post-contrast enhancement (c).

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
Sagittal CT showing a mass within the retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces, isodense compared to the muscle (a), and enhancing after contrast administration (b), with bone erosion (c).
 
Axial CT: the mass is inseparable from prevertebral musculature, displaces and compresses the trachea and deviates the carotid artery laterally.
 
Coronal T1 weighted shows an isointense tumour compared to muscle (a), hypointense on T2W (b), with avid post-contrast enhancement (c).
 
 
 
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