Lipoma of the Spinal Cord

Unknown Spine Case 7


38 y/o man with a history of a resected lipoma of the thoracic spinal cord in the past.

Image Findings

A mass with bright signal is seen in the spinal canal at the T10-11 level on T1-weighted images that becomes darker on T2-weighted images in keeping with a recurrent lipoma of the cord. Note the post surgical changes posteriorly.
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Last modified April 19, 1995
Copyright 1995 Ray Ballinger, University of Florida and VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.