An Intramedullary Osteolipoma of the Upper Thoracic Spinal Cord: A Case Report

Kota Kojima, Akio Iwanami, Shuji Mikami, Ken Ishii, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura

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CASE: We present a rare case of an intramedullary osteolipoma without any extramedullary connections or coexisting spinal dysraphism. A 48-year-old woman presented with back pain and pain around the lateral aspect of the left thigh. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a heterogeneous hyperintense and hypointense region on T1 and T2-weighted imaging. A cavernous hemangioma was suspected, and the patient was admitted for surgical resection. The histological diagnosis was an intramedullary osteolipoma.

CONCLUSION: MRI with fat suppression and computed tomography are recommended for the diagnosis of an intramedullary osteolipoma, but a definitive diagnosis requires histological examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e80
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 1

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Spinal Cord
Thorax
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Cavernous Hemangioma
Spinal Dysraphism
Back Pain
Thigh
Fats
Tomography
Pain

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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An Intramedullary Osteolipoma of the Upper Thoracic Spinal Cord : A Case Report. / Kojima, Kota; Iwanami, Akio; Mikami, Shuji; Ishii, Ken; Matsumoto, Morio; Nakamura, Masaya.

In: JBJS Case Connector, Vol. 6, No. 3, 01.07.2016, p. e80.

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