Case of the Month: May, 2011, Page 2

Answer: D. The radiograph is not remarkable.

The patient was admitted for further evaluation of laboratory abnormalities and an MRI of the lumbar spine was ordered.

(a) Sagittal T1 

(b) T2 weighted 

Question: What is the most likely explanation on these images for the finding in the right L3 transverse process?

  1. Infection/osteomyelitis.
  2. Benign solid neoplasm.
  3. Benign cystic neoplasm.
  4. Malignant neoplasm.
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