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Giant cell tumour of the seventh cervical vertebra.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7583726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 43-year-old man presented with bubbly expansion and rarefaction of the body of the seventh cervical vertebra. The lesion involved the right side of the vertebral arch and had a soft-tissue component extending mainly anterior to the vertebra. Histopathologic examination of the specimen obtained by open biopsy revealed a giant cell tumour. Giant cell tumours of the spine, excluding the sacrum, are rare. Radiographically, they may be confused with metastatic carcinoma, plasmacytoma, lymphoma, chordoma and even benign lesions, particularly aneurysmal bone cyst and brown tumour of hyperparathyroidism. However, giant cell tumour occurs mainly in younger patients, involves the vertebral body selectively in most cases and has a bubbly appearance associated with rarefaction and expansion of the vertebral body, characteristics that may be helpful in the diagnosis.
I F Abdelwahab; M B Camins; G Hermann; M J Klein; R E Mosesson; A M Casden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0846-5371     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-26     Completed Date:  1995-12-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812910     Medline TA:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, City University of New York, New York 10029-6574, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae* / pathology,  radiography
Giant Cell Tumors / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  radiography

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