Case Report
Copyright ©2014 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Clin Cases. Mar 16, 2014; 2(3): 57-61
Published online Mar 16, 2014. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i3.57
Figure 1
Figure 1 Sagittal and axial T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed diffuse increased signal of a lesion of C2-C3-C4 with important retropharyngeal portion.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Preoperative coronal computed tomography of the cervical spine demonstrating an osteolytic process involving vertebral body of C2, C3 and C4.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Intraoperative photos shows before (above) and after (below) en bloc excision of the retropharyngeal portion. The arrow points to the hypoglossal nerve.
Figure 4
Figure 4 Postoperative axial (A) and sagittal (B) reconstructed computed tomography scans of the cervical spine shows the oblique corpectomies and a fixation with an anterior plating C2-C4.
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Figure 5 T2 (above) and T1 with gadolinium contrast (below) magnetic resonance imaging shows total resection of the tumor. The arrow underlines the left vertebral artery.