Benign Notochordal Remnant

  • Rajesh GuptaEmail author


Benign notochordal cell tumors are intraosseous lesions that arise from notochord remnants and should be differentiated from malignant chordomas. PET/MR imaging provides detailed anatomic evaluation of benign notochordal cell tumor, and the lack of aggressiveness and metabolic activity distinguishes it from chordoma.


Benign notochordal cell tumor Giant vertebral notochordal rest Notochordal hamartoma Chordoma PET/MR FDG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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