IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—SYNOVIAL MYXOMA OF LUMBAR VERTEBRAE ARTICULAR PROCESS JOINT Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and histopathology were used to diagnose an articular process synovial myxoma in a dog. On MR images, the tumor was characterized by distortion of the left L1-L2 articular process, widening of the articular process joint, and the presence of a mass contiguous with the synovium of the articular process that displaced the spinal cord. The tumor was T2-hyperintense, T1-hypointense, relative to muscle, and had mild contrast enhancement. The MR features of articular process synovial myxoma may be distinct from other diseases of the articular process joint.

author list (cited authors)

  • BLAIR, W. H., LEVINE, J. M., KERWIN, S. C., SPAULDING, K. A., YOUNG, B. D., & POOL, R. R.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • January 2011

publisher