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Fig. 4 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 4

From: Two cases in which 3D MRI was used to differentiate between a disc mass that mimics a tumor and neurinoma

Fig. 4

Preoperative MRI of the lumbar spine without intravenous contrast and with gadolinium- enhanced MRI. T2-weighted MRI in the sagittal plane was used to aid in localization (a). T2-weighted images in the axial planes revealed a dumbbell mass in the lateral recess (b). Gadolinium-enhanced MRI demonstrated a heterogeneous ring-like enhancement at the periphery of the mass (c)

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