Imaging diagnosis-synovial myxoma of lumbar vertebrae articular process joint. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Vet Radiol Ultrasound

author list (cited authors)

  • Blair, W. H., Levine, J. M., Kerwin, S. C., Spaulding, K. A., Young, B. D., & Pool, R. R.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Blair, Waka H||Levine, Jonathan M||Kerwin, Sharon C||Spaulding, Kathy A||Young, Benjamin D||Pool, Roy R

publication date

  • May 2011