A 39 year old thalassemia patient with leg weakness, reduced thermodolorific sensitivity, and edema of feet and ankles, for 3 months, underwent thoracolumbar computed tomography scan, which showed an extramedullary mass with a spinal cord compression from D4 to D5. Magnetic resonance could not be performed because the patient carried a pacemaker. Scintigraphy with Tc99 excluded functioning extramedullary erythropoietic tissue. Therapeutic decompressive laminectomy was performed and diagnosis of psammomatous meningioma was made. Symptoms slowly regressed.

A calcified mass in the spinal canal of a patient with β-thalassemia major

Borgna-Pignatti C.;Zanforlin N.;Marsella M.;Maida G.;Fainardi E.
2010

Abstract

A 39 year old thalassemia patient with leg weakness, reduced thermodolorific sensitivity, and edema of feet and ankles, for 3 months, underwent thoracolumbar computed tomography scan, which showed an extramedullary mass with a spinal cord compression from D4 to D5. Magnetic resonance could not be performed because the patient carried a pacemaker. Scintigraphy with Tc99 excluded functioning extramedullary erythropoietic tissue. Therapeutic decompressive laminectomy was performed and diagnosis of psammomatous meningioma was made. Symptoms slowly regressed.
Borgna-Pignatti, C.; Turla, G.; Zanforlin, N.; Marsella, M.; Gentile, M. P.; Maida, G.; Fainardi, E.
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