Small Cell Metastases to the Spine

Unknown Spine Case 8


47 y/o man with a history of a lung mass, now with neurogenic symptoms.

Image Findings

The T1-weighted images show replacement of most of the marrow fat in the lumbar spinal vertebra and a couple compression fractures. The T2-weighted images show bright signal in the areas of marrow replacement. The fat saturated images with Gadolinium show marked enhancement of the replaced marrow.
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Copyright 1995 Ray Ballinger, University of Florida and VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL.