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Juvenile Xanthogranuloma Presenting in the Spine in an Adult 2008

General Spine

Richard Silbergleit, M.D.,
Ahmad Haidary, M.D., Non ASSR Member

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Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a rare histiocytic disorder that typically presents in childhood and occasionally in adults. A 46 year old female preented with several months of decreased rectal tone and right lower extremity weakness. CT demonstrated an expansile mass involving the L2 vertebral body and posterior elements extending deep into the paraspinal muscles. The imaging findings and pathology of this unusual lesion are reviewed.