A 53 year-old woman with known endometrial cancer presented with a one history of mid-back pain followed by rapidly progressive paraplegia and incontinence.
MRI Scan of f the Thoracic Spine. (Left) T2-weighted; (Middle) T1-weighted; (Right)T1-weighted with gadoliuinum. Note the tumor arising from the vertebral body at T8 that is compressing the thoracic spinal cord. On the gadolinium image, the lesion enhances. Also note the characteristic shape of a mass arising from the extradural compartment.
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