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Cervical myelopathy due to an osteochondroma in a 73-year-old female. The oldest case in the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10983260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An osteochondroma is a common developmental tumor of bone characterized by abnormal peri-physeal ectopic enchondral ossification. This results in a cartilage-capped subperiosteal bony projection, which may be either sessile or pedunculated. These lesions are said to grow until skeletal maturity. The cartilage cap is thought to become thinner as the patient ages beyond skeletal maturity. Apparent growth beyond skeletal maturity may be a sign of malignant conversion, usually to a chondroma. Osteochondromas are usually appreciated in the first decades of life, and are most commonly located in the extremities, usually in the knees, ankles, or wrists. Clinical complaints generally relate to the mass effect of the lesion. Solitary osteochondromas of the axial skeleton are less common and may present with a neurological deficit. We report on such a case, in a woman significantly older than other cases described in the literature.
K Kaneko; M Yasuma; H Yanase
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin (Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York, N.Y.))     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0018-5647     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Hosp Jt Dis     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-11     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9215948     Medline TA:  Bull Hosp Jt Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Juntendo University Izonagaoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology*
Decompression, Surgical
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Osteochondroma / complications*
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*

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