Sunday 25 December 2016

Cavernoma of Spinal Cord

       “popcorn-like” intramedullary lesion in the conus
       T2:  faint high signal
       T2:  high signal centrally, dark rim, and high signal peripherally
        a.k.a.  Cavernoma, cavernous hemangioma, and capillary hemangioma
        Congenital abnormal cluster of capillaries and venules that periodically bleed.
        Signal characteristics are that of blood in different stages.
        Angiographically occult.

        Look for multiple lesions on GRE.

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