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Primary osseous leiomyosarcoma of the spine: a rare entity-case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20665430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary osseous leiomyosarcoma of the spine is an extremely rare entity with only 13 previous cases having been reported in the literature. We present the case of a 57-year-old woman with a tumor of the eleventh thoracic vertebra, causing compression of the spinal cord. Histopathology and immunohistochemical results of the tumor biopsy specimen disclosed a primary leiomyosarcoma of the thoracic spine. We report on the features of this rare entity but also review and summarize the imaging and pathology characteristics that can be extrapolated from the existing literature.
Authors:
M Potsi; P Stavrinou; N Patsinakidis; D Hatzibougias; N Foroglou; G Karayanopoulou; A Kalogera-Founzila
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurological surgery. Part A, Central European neurosurgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  2193-6323     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101580767     Medline TA:  J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Affiliation:
AHEPA University Hospital, Radiology Department, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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