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Case 100

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell
  • Matthew Gibson
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Abstract

A 76-year-old lady presented to the orthopaedic team with a 1-month history of bilateral leg weakness and some loss of bladder and bowel control. A thoracolumbar MRI scan revealed a focal mass within the 7th thoracic vertebra which was causing mild cord compression and was suspicious for a bony metastasis. An MDCT of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis was performed to search for a primary lesion as she had no other symptoms (Images 1–4).

Keywords

Primary Lesion Bony Metastasis Vertebral Metastasis Focal Mass Main Differential Diagnosis 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Israel GM, Bosniak MA, et al. (2002) CT differentiation of large exophytic renal angiomyolipomas and perirenal liposarcoma. AJR 179:769-773PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  • Matthew Gibson
    • 2
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK
  2. 2.Royal Berkshire HospitalReadingUK

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