[Primary amyloidosis of bones. MRI aspects].

  title={[Primary amyloidosis of bones. MRI aspects].},
  author={C. C Faur{\'e} and B Venin and J. C. Bousquet and M. Bochu},
  journal={Journal de radiologie},
  volume={76 11},
Primary systemic amyloidosis is a rare cause of vertebralcollapse. We describe a patient who presented multiplecollapsed vertebrae. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a diffuse bone marrow abnormality. A diffuse low signal throughout the vertebral bodies on T1 and T2 weighted spin-echo images were observed. A bone biopsy confirmed the suspected diagnosis of vertebral involvementby amyloid. MR imaging can be of interest to evaluate the bone spreading of a known amyloidosis and to help… CONTINUE READING