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Osteochondroma of the sacrum: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  16741444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case report and review of the literature. OBJECTIVES: To describe the en bloc excision and postoperative outcome of an osteochondroma of the sacrum compressing the neural elements, as well as review the literature on solitary osteochondroma involving the sacrum. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Osteochondroma is the most common primary benign bone tumor. However, this tumor rarely involves the spine and even more rarely involves the sacrum. To the best of our knowledge, en bloc excision of a solitary osteochondroma of the sacrum has not been previously reported. METHODS: An 11-year-old male presented with disabling radicular pain in the right lower extremity. Radiologic studies showed a lesion occurring from the sacral lamina that was compressing the S2 nerve root. The tumor was excised en bloc through a posterior approach. The cavitary defect within the sacrum was reconstructed with crushed cancellous allograft and demineralized bone matrix putty. A literature review of solitary sacral osteochondroma was conducted of the English-based medical literature. RESULTS: Histologic studies showed the tumor to be an osteochondroma. After surgery, pain was completely relieved, and neurologic function was normal. At the last follow-up, the sacroiliac joint remained intact, and there was no evidence of local recurrence. A literature review revealed 4 previous cases addressing osteochondroma of the sacrum. CONCLUSIONS: Osteochondroma is a rare primary benign bone tumor that can occur in the sacrum. Local contamination and, therefore, the likelihood of local recurrence, are decreased when an en bloc, as opposed to an intralesional, excision is performed.
Dino Samartzis; Rex A W Marco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1528-1159     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-02     Completed Date:  2006-07-05     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E425-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate Division, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology
Orthopedic Procedures*
Osteochondroma / complications,  surgery*
Pain / etiology
Spinal Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Spinal Nerve Roots
Treatment Outcome

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