Polka-dot sign and corduroy sign - intraosseous vertebral hemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Incidental finding in a chest CT for dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

CT images show thickening of the primary vertical weight baring trabeculae leading to corduroy sign on sagittal projection and polka-dot sign axially. It is caused by replacement of the normal cancellous bone by thickened vertical trabeculae surrounded by fat marrow or vascular lacunae in intraosseous hemangiomas.

Case Discussion

CT images show thickening of the primary vertical weight baring trabeculae leading to corduroy sign on sagittal projection and polka-dot sign axially. It is caused by replacement of the normal cancellous bone by thickened vertical trabeculae surrounded by fat marrow or vascular lacunae in intraosseous hemangiomas.

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Case information

rID: 21327
Published: 16th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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