The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of two cases of malignant lymphoproliferative disease involving skeletal muscle are presented. In both cases involved muscles were quantitatively and subjectively hypointense to fat on T1-weighted spin echo images, hypointense or isointense on T2-weighted spin echo images, and hyperintense on short tau inversion recovery (STIR) images. The findings suggest that lymphoproliferative disease should be considered as an etiology of a skeletal muscle lesion that is hypointense or isointense to fat on T2-weighted spin echo magnetic resonance images.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Skeletal muscle
- Soft tissue neoplasm
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging