Foraminal herniation of a lumbar disc mimicking neurinoma on ct and mr imaging

Ely Ashkenazi, Shlomo Pomeranz, Yizhar Floman

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Abstract

A case of a large L3-L4 intervertebral disc herniation causing a widening of the intervertebral foramen is reported. There was a soft-tissue mass within the spinal canal and intervertebral foramen. The soft-tissue mass within the spinal canal and intervertebral foramen showed marked enhancement on magnetic resonance scans after injection of a paramagnetic contrast agent (Gd-DTPA). The combination of lesion configuration and paramagnetic contrast enhancement mimicked a spinal neurinoma. There exists a degree of overlap between the imaging of herniated discs and spinal neurinomas. When this overlap involves several aspects, such as anatomic configuration, mass enhancement, and secondary foraminal dilatation, the differential diagnosis between a herniated disc and a neurinoma may be problematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-450
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disc herniation
  • Intervertebral foramen
  • Mri
  • Neurinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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