Spinal meningioma (thoracic)

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Two months lower limb heaviness and unsteady gait.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Left T7 dorsolateral intradural extramedullary contrast enhancing spinal tumour.

Severe compression of the cord displaced and compressed along the right anterolateral aspect of the spinal canal. No extension through the neural exit foramen. 


Pathology report. 

Case Discussion

With the MRI signal characteristics demonstrated, the key differential diagnosis for this extramedullary intradural tumour is meningioma and neuroma. 

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Case information

rID: 57975
Case created: 25th Jan 2018
Last edited: 16th Feb 2018
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