Benign Notochordal Cell Tumor of the Sacrum with Atypical Imaging Features: The Value of CT Guided Biopsy for Diagnosis

Dario Pasalic, Patrick H Luetmer, Christopher H. Hunt, Peter S. Rose, Felix E. Diehn, Andrew L. Folpe, Doris E. Wenger

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Abstract

We report a case of a benign notochordal cell tumor (BNCT) of the sacrum with atypical imaging features, which was incidentally discovered in a 74-year-old man undergoing evaluation for progressively worsening hip and back pain. It is important for radiologists, pathologists and orthopedic surgeons to be aware of the diagnosis of BNCT and be familiar with its radiographic features to avoid unnecessary treatment. This case illustrates the advantage of percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy as a minimally invasive technique for definitive diagnosis of a BNCT with atypical imaging features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalThe open neuroimaging journal
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Benign chordoma
  • Benign notochordal cell tumor
  • Giant notochordal hamartoma
  • Giant notochordal rest and Needle biopsy.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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