MR imaging of an infiltrating spinal epidural angiolipoma

Nan Han Leu, Cheng Yu Chen, Cherng Gueih Shy, Chiao Yi Lu, Chin Shun Wu, De Cheng Chen, Tai Hong Guo

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Infiltrating spinal epidural angiolipoma is an uncommon benign tumor composed of mature adipose elements admixed with abnormal blood vessel, which tends to invade the surrounding soft tissue and may potentially be mistaken for an aggressive tumor. In this report, we present the MR imaging findings of a pathologically proved infiltrating spinal epidural angiolipoma that appeared largely hypointense on T1-weighted images and enhanced strongly with IV injection of contrast medium, features that suggested a malignant tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1011
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Leu, N. H., Chen, C. Y., Shy, C. G., Lu, C. Y., Wu, C. S., Chen, D. C., & Guo, T. H. (2003). MR imaging of an infiltrating spinal epidural angiolipoma. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 24(5), 1008-1011.