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Radiation-induced osteochondroma in the lumbar spine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8171375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of a radiation-induced osteochondroma occurring in the posterior elements of the L3 vertebra in a 29-year-old woman is reported. At age 16 months, the patient was treated for an abdominal neuroblastoma. There were also radiation changes affecting the spine, ribs, and ilium. The lesion was excised "en bloc" and a spinal fusion performed. This is the third reported case of such a lesion occurring in the lumbar spine consequent to radiation therapy. The extremely long, latent period between radiation treatment and diagnosis of secondary tumor should be noted.
A K Cree; A T Hadlow; T K Taylor; G K Chapman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-27     Completed Date:  1994-05-27     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, NSW, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Neoplasms / radiotherapy
Lumbar Vertebrae*
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / epidemiology*,  surgery
Neoplasms, Second Primary / epidemiology*
Neuroblastoma / radiotherapy
Osteochondroma / epidemiology,  etiology*,  surgery
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Neoplasms / epidemiology,  etiology*,  surgery
Time Factors

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