T12 Bone Lesion in a 47-year old Female
Sofia Kazi, MD and Priscila Andrade, MS, CT(ASCP)
Presentation Date: May 1, 2014; Expires: May 1, 2017
A 47-year old female with a long history of back pain and pleural effusions presented with right-sided flank pain. Imaging showed right lower thoracic pleural thickening and a T12 right-sided, destructive, FDG-avid vertebral body lesion with involvement of the paraspinal psoas muscle and diaphragm. The patient had no history of smoking, asbestos, or other occupational exposures. A computed-tomography-guided core needle biopsy with touch preparation of the T12 lesion was performed.