Sonographic evaluation and diagnosis of postoperative pseudotumor of the back with histologic correlation

Richard Batz, Carolyn M. Sofka, Ronald S. Adler, Edward DiCarlo, Joseph Lane

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Abstract

Trauma to the back with ligamentous injury may, rarely, result in the development of a fibrocartilaginous mass and can be clinically mistaken for a neoplastic process. Only a few cases of posttraumatic pseudotumor of the back have been reported in the literature (n = 14), and all of these have involved the nuchal ligament in the cervical spine. We report a case of pseudotumor of the back involving the posterior interspinous ligament overlying the 12th thoracic vertebral body evaluated with sonography and definitively diagnosed with sonographically guided biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1019
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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