EURORAD ESR

Case 14698

Spinal cord lesion due to an unexpected metallic foreign body

Author(s)
Idar Bohnhorst, Iryna Baravitskaya, Else Ebbensgaard

Department of Radiology, the Regional Hospital West Jutland, Holstebro, Denmark

E-mail: idaboh@rm.dk
 
Patient
male, 55 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Supine X-ray

    Supine chest x-ray showing a x-ray blocking foreign body projected over the spine at the C7 level. No lateral film was obtained.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Structured reporting; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    MRI Imaging of the Cervical Spine
     

    Sagital T1 weighted MRI images showing a distorting artifact at the C7 level implying the presence of a metallic foreign body.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Foreign bodies; Trauma;

    Sagital T1 weighted MRI images showing a distorting artifact at the C7 level implying the presence of a metallic foreign body.

     
    Area of Interest: Spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Foreign bodies; Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT-scan of the cervical spine
     

    CT-scan of the cervical spine, axial images at the C7 level showing a metallic foreign body in the spinal canal.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;

    CT-scan of the cervical spine, axial images at the C7 level showing a metallic foreign body in the spinal canal.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Foreign bodies; Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Photo of the metallic foreign body

    Photo of the metallic foreign body after removal.

     
    Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine; Imaging Technique: Image manipulation / Reconstruction; Procedure: History; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
Supine chest x-ray showing a x-ray blocking foreign body projected over the spine at the C7 level. No lateral film was obtained.
 
Sagital T1 weighted MRI images showing a distorting artifact at the C7 level implying the presence of a metallic foreign body.
 
Sagital T1 weighted MRI images showing a distorting artifact at the C7 level implying the presence of a metallic foreign body.
 
CT-scan of the cervical spine, axial images at the C7 level showing a metallic foreign body in the spinal canal.
 
CT-scan of the cervical spine, axial images at the C7 level showing a metallic foreign body in the spinal canal.
 
Photo of the metallic foreign body after removal.
 
 
 
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