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Solitary exostosis of the thoracic spine. Early diagnosis and treatment.
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PMID:  10543007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of vertebral exostosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few cases of spinal cord compression caused by solitary thoracic exostoses have been reported. METHOD: A solitary exostosis in the midline of the neural arch of the fifth thoracic vertebra, causing compression of the spinal cord documented on both magnetic resonance and computed tomographic examinations, is reported in a 51-year-old woman who had normal findings in a neurologic examination. RESULTS: The exostosis was successfully excised. CONCLUSION: Accurate preoperative diagnosis of vertebral exostoses is possible using magnetic resonance and computed tomography. Early excision avoids the development of a permanent neurologic deficit.
M Javadpour; D G Hughes; C G West
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-23     Completed Date:  1999-11-23     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:  2109-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Hope Hospital, Salford, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Exostoses / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Spinal Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Thoracic Vertebrae* / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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