Melorheostosis involving the cervical and upper thoracic spine: radiographic, CT, and MR imaging findings.

@article{Motimaya2006MelorheostosisIT,
  title={Melorheostosis involving the cervical and upper thoracic spine: radiographic, CT, and MR imaging findings.},
  author={A M Motimaya and Steven Meyers},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1198-200}
}
Melorheostosis, an uncommon mesenchymal dysplasia, rarely affects the axial skeleton. We describe the imaging findings of melorheostosis involving the cervical and upper thoracic spine. Radiographs and CT showed unilateral well-marginated undulating zones of cortical hyperostosis involving multiple vertebrae that were contiguous with a coalescent ossified right paravertebral mass. MR imaging showed zones of signal intensity void on all pulse sequences without contrast enhancement. Conservative… CONTINUE READING