Osteochondroma of the thoracic spine: An unusual cause of spinal cord compression

Gene E. Quirini, Joel R. Meyer*, Martin Herman, Eric J Russell

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A 24-year-old man with hereditary multiple exostoses had numbness of the lower extremities and difficulty walking. CT displayed a calcified extradural mass lesion within the spinal canal at T-8 causing cord compression. MR imaging showed it to be contiguous with the upper endplate of T-8, suggesting the diagnosis of osteochondroma, a rare cause of cord compression, and distinguishing the lesion from a calcified disk fragment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-964
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 29 1996


  • Bones, neoplasms
  • Spinal cord, compression
  • Spine, neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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