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Giant cell bone tumor of the thoracic spine presenting in late pregnancy.
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PMID:  21768843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : We report a case of a large giant cell tumor of the thoracic spine presenting with spinal cord compression during pregnancy.
CASE: : A 24-year-old woman presented at term with lower back pain, bilateral lower extremity weakness, numbness, and bowel and bladder incontinence. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a spinal soft tissue mass compressing the spinal cord. The patient delivered a healthy girl by cesarean then underwent a T8-T9 laminectomy, posterior spinal decompression, and instrument fusion. Two days later, she had a thoracotomy, corpectomy of the vertebral body, and anterior tumor debulking. Ultimately, the patient was discharged to inpatient rehabilitation with improved lower extremity strength and returned bowel and bladder function.
CONCLUSION: : Obstetricians should be vigilant regarding progressive neurologic symptoms during pregnancy.
Anupama S Q Kathiresan; Jeremiah N Johnson; Brian J Hood; Simone P Montoya; Steven Vanni; Victor H Gonzalez-Quintero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.
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