Intravertebral cleft in pathological vertebral collapse resulting from cancer metastasis: report of three cases

@article{Hatano2016IntravertebralCI,
  title={Intravertebral cleft in pathological vertebral collapse resulting from cancer metastasis: report of three cases},
  author={Hiroshi Hatano and Naoki Oike and Takashi Ariizumi and Taro Sasaki and Hiroyuki Kawashima},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={45},
  pages={1747-1750}
}
Intravertebral cleft (IVC) is a common finding in osteoporotic compression fracture. However, since the vertebral collapse attributable to cancer metastasis is rarely associated with IVC, the phenomenon is generally considered as a sign of a benign lesion. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the radiographs, computed tomography scans, and magnetic resonance images of 111 patients with spinal metastasis. Three cases (2.7 %) had IVC in the collapsed thoracic vertebral bodies (T7, T8, and… CONTINUE READING

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