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Osteoblastoma in a lumbar vertebral body

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We report a young man with low back pain suspected to have a disc protrusion. Imaging suggested a tumour of the dorsal portion of the fifth lumbar vertebral body. Operation suggested a giant-cell tumour and subsequent histology showed an osteoblastoma. All typical imaging features of osteoblastoma are demonstrated in this rather uncommon location. Contrast-enhancing bone-marrow oedema on MRI, with mild enhancement of the tumour, together with the CT appearances were the clues to the diagnosis.

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Received: 11 December 1997 Accepted: 3 September 1998

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Obenberger, J., Seidl, Z. & Plas, J. Osteoblastoma in a lumbar vertebral body. Neuroradiology 41, 279–282 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002340050748

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