Document Detail

Paget's disease of the cervical spine: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20178006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
STUDY DESIGN: This article presents a case of Paget's disease of the cervical spine.
OBJECTIVES: To report a very rare case of Paget's disease of the cervical spine and review the literature.
METHODS: We report a case of Paget's disease of the cervical spine in a 51-year-old male presenting with neck pain post RTA. Routine radiographs revealed enlarged sclerotic bodies of C2-C5 with normal alignment. CT revealed a fracture of the lateral mass of C2 with extensive sclerotic changes in the bodies of C2-C5 with periosteal apposition, endosteal resorption "pumice stone" type focal periosteal apposition consistent with Paget's disease. Laboratory investigations were consistent with a diagnosis of Paget's disease. Isotope bone scan revealed isolated uptake in the cervical spine. He was commenced on biosphosphonate therapy. Following 12 weeks of immobilisation his orthosis was removed and rehabilitation commenced.
RESULTS: At 12-month follow-up he is asymptomatic with no radiological change.
CONCLUSION: This case illustrates the investigation and successful management of a very rare case of Paget's disease of the cervical spine.
B Lenehan; J Street; N Cassidy
Related Documents :
854146 - The palm tree cervical spine--a normal anatomical variant.
8235816 - A pathologic study of discs in the elderly. separation between the cartilaginous endpla...
12539216 - Slowly progressive cerebellar ataxia and cervical dystonia: clinical presentation of a ...
3983706 - Symptoms and signs of sciatica and their relation to the localization of the lumbar dis...
23816336 - A rare case of endometriosis in vaginal hysterectomy scar.
6389316 - Pericentric inversions. problems and significance for clinical genetics.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  181     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland,
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Vestibular function testing.
Next Document:  Clinical outcomes of using a conservative approach of late esophageal stent placement in palliation ...