Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 927--931

MRI diagnosis of intradural extramedullary tumors


Rui Gu, Jia-Bei Liu, Qiao Zhang, Guang-Yao Liu, Qing-San Zhu 
 Department of Orthopedics, China-Japan Union Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Correspondence Address:
Jia-Bei Liu
Department of Orthopedics, China-Japan Union Hospital, Jilin University, No. 126 Xiantaida Street, Changchun 130033
China

Objective: This study evaluates the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) manifestation of intradural extramedullary (IDEM) tumors to improve the imaging diagnostic level. Materials and Methods: From January 2005 to December 2012, a retrospective analysis of the MRI examination was performed on 108 patients with IDEM tumors confirmed by surgical pathology postoperatively in our hospital. According to the pathological classification; the gender, age, location, size, foraminal state extension, signal intensity (compared with the spinal cord), and enhancement were recorded and statistically analyzed. Results: A total of 108 cases (111 lesions) were reported; 69 (70 lesions), 31 (31 lesions), three (five lesions), four (four lesions), and one (one lesion) of which were schwannoma, meningioma, neurofibroma, teratoma, and metastatic tumor, respectively. MRI manifestations of different IDEM tumors have certain specificities. Conclusion: MRI is the preferred examination method for to diagnose IDEM tumors and provide a reliable imaging basis for clinical treatment and prognosis judgment.


How to cite this article:
Gu R, Liu JB, Zhang Q, Liu GY, Zhu QS. MRI diagnosis of intradural extramedullary tumors.J Can Res Ther 2014;10:927-931


How to cite this URL:
Gu R, Liu JB, Zhang Q, Liu GY, Zhu QS. MRI diagnosis of intradural extramedullary tumors. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];10:927-931
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