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Case 14880

Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of the spine

Author(s)
C. Bruyère, A. Michel-Traverso, A. Juillet de Saint Lager, I. Bagetakos

HUG, Departement of Radiology,
4 rue Gabriel Perret Gentil,
Geneva, Switzerland;
Email: clemence.bruyere@hcuge.ch
 
Patient
male, 15 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    MRI T2 FAT SAT-weighted Sagittal

    Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5 and T6, with fluid-fluid level, extension in the T5 vertebral body and mass effect on the adjacent spinal cord.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    MRI T2 FAT SAT-weighted axial

    Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5, with fluid-fluid level, extension in the T5 vertebral body and mass effect on the adjacent spinal cord.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    MRI T1-weighted Sagittal

    Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5 and T6, hypointense on T1-weighted images, with mass effect on the adjacent spinal cord.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    MRI T1 FAT SAT with Gadolinium-weighted axial

    Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5, with fluid-fluid level and septa enhancement.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    CT scan axial reconstruction without contrast injection

    Heterogeneous expansive and lytic hypodense mass of the posterior arch of T5.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    Contrast-enhanced CT scan axial reconstruction

    Expansive multi-loculated lytic lesion of the posterior arch of T5 and T6, with peripheral calcifications and rim enhancement of the cavities after contrast injection.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal spine; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5 and T6, with fluid-fluid level, extension in the T5 vertebral body and mass effect on the adjacent spinal cord.
 
Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5, with fluid-fluid level, extension in the T5 vertebral body and mass effect on the adjacent spinal cord.
 
Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5 and T6, hypointense on T1-weighted images, with mass effect on the adjacent spinal cord.
 
Voluminous mass of the posterior arch of T5, with fluid-fluid level and septa enhancement.
 
Heterogeneous expansive and lytic hypodense mass of the posterior arch of T5.
 
Expansive multi-loculated lytic lesion of the posterior arch of T5 and T6, with peripheral calcifications and rim enhancement of the cavities after contrast injection.
 
 
 
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