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Case report: Curetting osteoid osteoma of the spine using combined video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and navigation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23212772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A spinal osteoid osteoma is a rare benign tumor. The usual treatment involves complete curettage including the nidus. In the thoracic spine, conventional open surgical treatment usually carries relatively high surgical risks because of the close anatomic relationship to the spinal cord, nerve roots, and thoracic vessels, and pulmonary complications and postoperative pain.
CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 16-year-old girl with a symptomatic osteoid osteoma at the T9 level whose lesion was currettaged using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) guided by a navigation system (VATS-NAV). There were no complications and the patient had immediate relief of the characteristic pain after surgery and was asymptomatic at 5 months' followup.
LITERATURE REVIEW: Progressive advances in the technology of spinal surgery have evolved to offer greater safety and less morbidity for patients. The advent of minimally invasive surgery has expanded the indications for VATS for anterior spinal disorders. Spinal navigation systems have become useful tools allowing localization and excision of the nidus of osteoid osteomas with minimal bone resection and without radiation exposure.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The VATS-NAV combination in our patient allowed accurate localization and guidance for complete excision of a spinal osteoid osteoma through a minimally invasive approach without compromising spinal stability.
Wuilker Knoner Campos; Alessandro Gasbarrini; Stefano Boriani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  471     ISSN:  1528-1132     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  2013-05-28     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  680-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Curettage / methods*
Osteoma, Osteoid / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Spinal Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Spine / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted / methods*
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