Imaging manifestations of malignant neoplasia mimicking pyogenic osteodiscitis.
Summary of "Imaging manifestations of malignant neoplasia mimicking pyogenic osteodiscitis."
Malignant neoplasia involving contiguous vertebrae and the corresponding intervertebral discs is a rare occurrence that has similar imaging manifestations as pyogenic osteodiscitis. The authors describe the imaging manifestations of two cases of malignant neoplasia mimicking pyogenic osteodiscitis. We present a case of an 83-year-old male with metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma and an 82-year-old female with a plasmacytoma, both within the thoracic spine. These cases illustrate how the imaging features of pyogenic osteodiscitis may parallel those of malignant neoplasia.
Department of Radiology, St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, New York, NY 10011, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Clinical imaging
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20630346
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2009.08.028
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