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Primary leiomyosarcoma of the cervical spine causing spontaneous compression fracture: report of an autopsy case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10935439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An extremely rare case of the primary leiomyosarcoma of the cervical spine presenting as a compression fracture is reported. A 69-year-old man complained of dysesthesia of both hands. A plain radiograph, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine showed a compression fracture of the vertebral body at C7 without the formation of an obvious mass. From radiological findings, the fracture was considered to be caused by an infiltrative vertebral bone tumor. Biopsy of the tumor revealed a leiomyosarcoma, a metastatic tumor being ruled out by a systemic investigation. The patient died of pleural metastasis 6 months later, and an autopsy confirmed the primary site of the tumor as the cervical spine.
H Ochiai; Y Yamakawa; T Fukushima; H Yamada; T Hayashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropathology : official journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0919-6544     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropathology     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-06     Completed Date:  2000-09-06     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606526     Medline TA:  Neuropathology     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Miyazaki Prefectural Hospital, Miyazaki city, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Fractures, Spontaneous / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Leiomyosarcoma / complications*,  pathology*,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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