EURORAD ESR

Case 3296

Osteoblastoma of the first thoracic vertebra

Author(s)
Niinimäki J, Ojala R
 
Patient
male, 14 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    An X-ray of the spine
     

    An anteroposterior radiograph of the cervical spine showing deformation and expansion of the left transverse process of T1 vertebra.

     

    A magnification view of the anteroposterior full-spine scoliosis radiograph showing osteolytic deformation and expansion of the left transverse process of T1 vertebra.

     
     
     
  • Figure 2
    C- and T-spine MRI
     

    A coronal STIR image showing the presence of a homogeneous lesion with intermediate to high signal intensity. The tumor is expansile and narrows the spinal canal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: C- and T-spine MRI;

    An axial T2*-weighted image at the level of T1 vertebra showing the presence of a large tumor expanding to both the anterior and posterior elements of the vertebra.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: C- and T-spine MRI;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    C-spine CT
     

    A CT-image obtained before bone biopsy from the level of T1 showing large expansile mainly osteolytic mass with uninterrupted periosteal reaction.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: C-spine CT;

    A CT image showing that the tumor obliterates the left neural foramen of C8 nerve root and expands to the posterior elements of the first thoracic vertebra.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: C-spine CT;
     
     
An anteroposterior radiograph of the cervical spine showing deformation and expansion of the left transverse process of T1 vertebra.
 
A magnification view of the anteroposterior full-spine scoliosis radiograph showing osteolytic deformation and expansion of the left transverse process of T1 vertebra.
 
A coronal STIR image showing the presence of a homogeneous lesion with intermediate to high signal intensity. The tumor is expansile and narrows the spinal canal.
 
An axial T2*-weighted image at the level of T1 vertebra showing the presence of a large tumor expanding to both the anterior and posterior elements of the vertebra.
 
A CT-image obtained before bone biopsy from the level of T1 showing large expansile mainly osteolytic mass with uninterrupted periosteal reaction.
 
A CT image showing that the tumor obliterates the left neural foramen of C8 nerve root and expands to the posterior elements of the first thoracic vertebra.
 
 
 
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