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Lymphangiomatosis and massive osteolysis of the cervical spine. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6861399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
On the basis of clinical, radiographic, and pathologic evidence, massive osteolysis can be divided into two forms: Gorham's disease and angiomatosis. The present case is the first report of massive osteolysis of the lymphangiomatosis type involving the cervical spine but without visceral involvement. Originally, plain lymphangiomatosis was diagnosed, but the diagnosis was changed to massive osteolysis. Only one other case of lymphangiomatosis with cervical involvement was found, but in that case the viscera were also involved. Both cases exemplify a prolonged progressive pattern, recalcitrant to treatment and with a devastating outcome. Diagnosis by biopsy is difficult, and incremental radiation therapy early in the disease process should be considered.
W H Edwards; R C Thompson; E W Varsa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:    1983 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-11     Completed Date:  1983-08-11     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Resorption / etiology*
Cervical Vertebrae
Lymphangioma / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Osteolysis / etiology*,  pathology
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  radiography

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