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Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia of the cervical spine: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17434805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Multiple lytic lesions of the spine usually represent metastatic or infectious disease processes. PURPOSE: To describe an extremely rare presentation of an uncommon disease process. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Case report/university hospital. METHODS: We describe the management of a patient who presented with a pathological fracture of C3 and multiple lytic lesions of the cervical spine. RESULTS: After reconstructive surgery, the final pathological diagnosis was fibrous dysplasia. CONCLUSION: Fibrous dysplasia is rarely seen in the cervical spine and may mimic other pathological processes. The surgical and medical management of spinal fibrous dysplasia is described.
Joshua E Medow; Basheal M Agrawal; Daniel K Resnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-02-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1529-9430     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine J     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-13     Completed Date:  2008-02-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130732     Medline TA:  Spine J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  712-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53717, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries,  pathology,  radiography
Fibrous Dysplasia, Polyostotic / pathology*,  radiography*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Spinal Fractures / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Spinal Fusion
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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