Location to the spine as a primary site is exceedingly rare.
We present the case of a 37 years old female patient, with multiple spine levels involvement - to vertebral body and to posterior aspects of vertebral, causing spinal cord compression syndrome.
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In the dorsolumbar area, the tumor was immediately found under the subcutaneous tissue, invading the paravertebral muscles: A multi-lobulated firm mass, with a white-reddish appearance, mainly avascular.
The tumor was not encapsulated but could easily be differentiated and separated from thesurrounding tissue.
"Studying these hypercold atoms could reshape our understanding of matter and the fundamental nature of gravity," Robert Thompson, a CAL project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said in a statement.
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Primary osseous leiomyosarcoma of the spine is a very unusual condition, with only few cases being reported in the literature.
The posterior part of the vertebral body of T5, with posterior wall rupture (Figure 1 b); the posterior elements of T12 and L1 vertebras, with a tissular mass causing bone lysis, severe cord compression and extending to the paravertebral region; the vertebral body was intact (Figure 1 a, b, c, d, and e).
Vertebral body of S1, withlysis, right spinal canal invasion and extension to the pre-vertebral area (Figure 1 f) These lesions were iso- to hypo-intense to bone on T1 weighted images (Figure 1 a, b), and heterogeneous on T2 weighted images with multiple hyperintense foci (Figure 1 c).