Vertebral hemangiomas: fat content as a sign of aggressiveness.

  title={Vertebral hemangiomas: fat content as a sign of aggressiveness.},
  author={J. D. Laredo and E. Assouline and Françoise Gelbert and Marc Wybier and Jean Jacques Merland and J. M. Tubiana},
  volume={177 2},
Thirty-two vertebral hemangiomas (VHs) were evaluated with nonenhanced computed tomography (CT), T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, CT enhanced with contrast material, and selective spinal arteriography. The stroma between the osseous trabeculae was found to correspond to either fatty tissue or soft tissue or both. All 11 asymptomatic VHs showed complete fatty stroma at CT and increased signal intensity at MR imaging. In contrast, all four compressive VHs had soft-tissue attenuation… CONTINUE READING