Neuroradiology

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 316–318 | Cite as

Acquired epidermoid tumour in the thoracic spinal canal

  • T. Machida
  • O. Abe
  • Yasushi Sasaki
  • I. Shirouzu
  • S. Aoki
  • Yasuhito Sasaki
  • Y. Hoshino
  • S. Seichi
  • T. Maehara
Diagnostic Neuroradiology (Spine)

Abstract

Acquired spinal epidermoid tumours are rare, and probably caused by skin fragments that have been transplanted by trauma or lumbar puncture. They almost always occur in the region of the cauda equina. We present an acquired spinal epidermoid tumour at the T 10 level, with pathological confirmation. A skin fragment had migrated to a site where it developed into a tumour.

Key words

Epidermoid tumour Iatrogenic lesion Thoracic spine Magnetic resonance imaging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Machida
    • 1
  • O. Abe
    • 1
  • Yasushi Sasaki
    • 1
  • I. Shirouzu
    • 1
  • S. Aoki
    • 1
  • Yasuhito Sasaki
    • 1
  • Y. Hoshino
    • 2
  • S. Seichi
    • 2
  • T. Maehara
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyKanto-Teishin HospitalTokyoJapan

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