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Multiple vertebral involvement of rheumatoid arthritis in thoracolumbar spine: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20191050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although little attention has been paid to the less common rheumatoid involvement of the thoracic and lumbar regions, some studies have shown that rheumatoid synovitis with erosive changes can develop in these diarthrodial joints. We report a patient with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involving the thoracic and lumbar vertebra with a collapse of the T12 vertebra, who was treated with percutaneous vertebroplasty. In this case of a painful pathological fracture due to RA, percutaneous vertebroplasty was found to be helpful in eliminating the pain. The paper presents the histological evidence, the pathogenesis and treatment of the thoracolumbar lesions affected by RA with a review of the relevant literature.
Sun-Ho Lee; Young Mo Kang; Yeun-Mook Park
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean medical science     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1598-6357     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Korean Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-18     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703518     Medline TA:  J Korean Med Sci     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  472-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / blood,  complications,  pathology*,  radiography
Fractures, Compression / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Thoracic Vertebrae / pathology*,  radiography

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