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Simple bone cyst of lamina of lumbar spine: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11707726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case report and literature review. OBJECTIVE: To describe an extremely rare simple bone cyst involving the lamina of the lumbar spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Simple bone cysts involving the spine are very rare. Moreover, the authors are unaware of any published report of a simple bone cyst involving the lamina of the spine. METHODS: A cystic lesion, incidentally identified in a patient with lumbar disc herniation of L5-S1, located at the left lamina of L5, was surgically treated with complete resection of the involved lamina and discectomy of L5-S1. Medical records, imaging studies, histologic findings, and related literature are reviewed in this study. RESULTS: Histologic examination of a section of the cystic lesion showed a thin fibrous lining membrane of the cyst surrounded by well-vascularized new bone formation. This result is consistent with the findings of previously reported simple bone cysts in other sites of the body, including the spine. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that a simple bone cyst may be included in the differential diagnosis of a cystic lesion of the posterior elements, especially laminae, of the spine.
H Chang; J B Park; E J Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-14     Completed Date:  2002-01-22     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:  E531-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Pathology, Uijongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Kyunggi-do, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Cysts / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Lumbar Vertebrae* / pathology,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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