Imaging findings of spinal brown tumors: A rare but important cause of pathologic fracture and spinal cord compression
Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica
Spinal Cord Compression
Brown tumors rarely develop in the spine, and neurological compromise is exceedingly uncommon. There is a growing body of literature describing brown tumors that involve the spine, but few emphasize the radiographic findings. In the present case, we illustrate the development and progression of biopsy-proven brown tumors leading to neurological compromise through radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and nuclear imaging acquired over a 4-year span.