Giant Vertebral Notochordal Rest: Magnetic Resonance and Diffusion Weighted Imaging Findings


ÖNER A. Y. , Akpek S., Tali T., UÇAR M.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, cilt.10, sa.3, ss.303-306, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3348/kjr.2009.10.3.303
  • Dergi Adı: KOREAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.303-306

Özet

A giant vertebral notochordal rest is a newly described, benign entity that is easily confused with a vertebral chordoma. As microscopic notochordal rests are rarely found in adult autopsies, the finding of a macroscopic vertebral lesion is a new entity with only seven previously presented cases. We report here radiological findings, including diffusion weighted images, of a patient with a giant notochordal remnant confined to the L5 vertebra, with an emphasis on its distinction from a chordoma.