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Thoracic ossified meningioma and osteoporotic burst fracture: treatment with combined vertebroplasty and laminectomy without instrumentation: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16572627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although spinal meningioma is a common benign neoplasm, the ossified variant is rare. No more than 20 sporadic cases were reported in the literature between 1977 and January 2005. Recently, the authors treated a patient with a symptomatic ossified meningioma located in the posterior aspect of T-11 and an associated osteoporotic T-11 burst fracture. The tumor was completely removed by T10-11 laminectomy and transpedicular vertebroplasty was performed. The kyphotic deformity of the T-11 burst fracture was partially reduced and maintained for at least 2 months after vertebroplasty and laminectomy. The clinical presentation and management of this case are reported.
Chun-Lin Liu; Po-Liang Lai; Shih-Ming Jung; Cheng-Chih Liao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Spine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1547-5654     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-31     Completed Date:  2006-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223545     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Spine     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Chang Gung University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Laminectomy / methods*
Meningeal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery*
Meningioma / complications*,  surgery*
Ossification, Heterotopic / etiology,  pathology
Osteoporosis / complications,  etiology
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
Spinal Fractures / etiology
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery*

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