Desmoplastic fibroma of bone: MRI features

Citation
Fm. Vanhoenacker et al., Desmoplastic fibroma of bone: MRI features, SKELETAL RA, 29(3), 2000, pp. 171-175
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging
Journal title
SKELETAL RADIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0364-2348 → ACNP
Volume
29
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
171 - 175
Database
ISI
SICI code
0364-2348(200003)29:3<171:DFOBMF>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Desmoplastic fibroma of bone is a very rare benign tumor, which may be loca lly aggressive. in contrast to the well-documented radiological appearance, the literature on MR imaging features of this tumor is scarce. The MR imag ing characteristics in our case are com pared to those previously reported. Although there is a considerable overlap in the MR imaging features with o ther bone tumors, an interesting MR feature of desmoplastic fibroma is the presence of low to intermediate signal intensity foci on T2-weighted images , which radiographically does not correspond to calcifications. This featur e may help narrow the differential diagnosis.