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Ossifying fibroma of the lumbar spine: case report.
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PMID:  21294101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ossifying fibroma of the vertebra is a very rare condition. We report a 16-year-old boy with ossifying fibroma of the third lumbar vertebra. Neurological and laboratory examinations demonstrated normal findings. Low-back pain, in the absence of radicular pain, was the presenting symptom. Plain radiography and computerized tomography scanning revealed an osteolytic lesion. The tumor in the third lumbar vertebra was curetted and filled with bone allograft. The histopathological diagnosis was consistent with ossifying fibroma. There was no postoperative complication. The case is the second to be reported. The clinical and radiological aspects of this rare tumor are discussed with the pertinent literature.
Authors:
Haydar Uslu; Ertugrul Cakir; Erhan Arslan; Safak Ersoz; Suleyman Baykal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turkish neurosurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1019-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423821     Medline TA:  Turk Neurosurg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Neurosurgery, Trabzon, Turkey.
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