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Case 1517

Vertebral pneumatocyst

Author(s)
K. Foster, K Maleki, V Pullicino
 
Patient
female, 70 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Plain X-rays of the cervical spine
     

    The AP film shows a well-defined lucent lesion in the right lateral aspect of C5.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Plain X-rays of the cervical spine;

    The lateral film shows the lucent lesion in the posterior aspect of C5, and widespread degenerative changes of the cervical spine.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Plain X-rays of the cervical spine;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Bone scan images of the cervical and thoraco-lumbar spine
     

    The anterior view of the cervical spine shows generalised increased uptake in the lower cervical spine, but no discrete area of increased or decreased uptake.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Bone scan images of the cervical and thoraco-lumbar spine;

    The posterior view shows generalised uptake in the lower cervical spine, which is most likely to be due to degenerative change.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Bone scan images of the cervical and thoraco-lumbar spine;

    There was increased uptake in the lower lumbar spine, which is most likely to be due to degenerative change.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Bone scan images of the cervical and thoraco-lumbar spine;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    MRI images of the cervical spine
     

    This T1-weighted saggital MRI image shows the lesion to be of uniform low signal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MRI images of the cervical spine;

    The axial T1-weighted MRI image shows the lesion to be of low signal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MRI images of the cervical spine;

    The lesion remains of low signal on T2-weighted MRI.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MRI images of the cervical spine;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    CT images
     

    The axial CT scan shows that the lesion contains air.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT images;

    This coronal reconstuction show a thin tract of air that appears to extend down to the degenerative disc at C5/6.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT images;
     
     
The AP film shows a well-defined lucent lesion in the right lateral aspect of C5.
 
The lateral film shows the lucent lesion in the posterior aspect of C5, and widespread degenerative changes of the cervical spine.
 
The anterior view of the cervical spine shows generalised increased uptake in the lower cervical spine, but no discrete area of increased or decreased uptake.
 
The posterior view shows generalised uptake in the lower cervical spine, which is most likely to be due to degenerative change.
 
There was increased uptake in the lower lumbar spine, which is most likely to be due to degenerative change.
 
This T1-weighted saggital MRI image shows the lesion to be of uniform low signal.
 
The axial T1-weighted MRI image shows the lesion to be of low signal.
 
The lesion remains of low signal on T2-weighted MRI.
 
The axial CT scan shows that the lesion contains air.
 
This coronal reconstuction show a thin tract of air that appears to extend down to the degenerative disc at C5/6.
 
 
 
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