Myxopapillary ependymoma with extensive sacral destruction: CT and MR findings

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Jan-Feb 1992;16(1):164-6.


There have been few reports documenting primary myxopapillary ependymomas in the sacrococcygeal region that result in extensive involvement of the sacrum. We present a 21-year-old man whose CT and MR findings showed massive bony destruction of the sacrum and a large lobulated soft tissue mass. Myxopapillary ependymoma should be included along with giant cell tumor, chordoma, and aneurysmal bone cyst in the differential diagnosis of a destructive osteolytic sacral lesion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ependymoma / diagnosis
  • Ependymoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Sacrum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sacrum / pathology
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*