Review and illustrate the main radiology imaging findings of the most common sacral masses in adults.
The sacrum is a structure that presents itself to the attention of multiple medical specialists as well as imaging subspecialties and there is a difficulty of the initial image findings due to intestinal gas overlap and pelvic structures. Nonetheless, the clinical findings can be delayed because the[...]
Findings and procedure details:
1. Benign lesions: 1.1. Giant cell tumor: Most giant cell tumors of the spine occur in the sacrum and they are uncommon on the spine/sacral (3–7% of all giant cell tumors), although is the most common benign sacral neoplasm. Sacral giant cell tumors are frequently eccentric and abut or extend acro[...]
Sacral masses are rare lesions with late diagnosis due to slow growing and anatomic peculiarities. 96 Normal 0 21 false false false PT-BR X-NONE X-NONE Therefore, it is essential to recognize some subtle signs, specially on radiographies, so that the patient can have diagnosis and adequate treatme[...]
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