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Osteochondroma of the upper cervical spine. A case report.
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PMID:  8658258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A report of a patient with osteochondroma of the upper cervical spine causing radiculopathy. OBJECTIVES: The surgical treatment of this patient involved the complete removal of tumor and compression of neural structures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Osteochondromas affect mostly the long bones. Involvement of spine by solitary osteochondromas is rare condition. The present report represents a case of spinal osteochondroma causing neurologic symptoms. METHODS: Cervical osteochondromas, best evaluated with routine magnetic resonance imaging and noncontrast computed tomography scans, rarely contribute to cervical nerve root compression. RESULTS: The patient's symptoms gradually resolved after gross total tumor removal. CONCLUSIONS: Symptomatic spinal osteochondromas are rare occurrences in an individual surgeon's experience. Computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging are the imaging procedures of choice. In the majority of patients with myelopathy or radiculopathy, surgery results in complete relief of symptoms as demonstrated in this case.
E Arasil; A Erdem; N Y?ceer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-30     Completed Date:  1996-07-30     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  516-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ankara, Ibn-i Sina (Avicenna) Hospital, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / radiography*,  surgery
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Osteochondroma / complications,  radiography*,  surgery
Spinal Neoplasms / complications,  radiography*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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