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Vertebral synovial osteochondromatosis with compressive myelopathy.
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PMID:  10327518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case report of vertebral synovial osteochondromatosis with compressive myelopathy. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features of vertebral facet synovial osteochondromatosis with compressive myelopathy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There has been only one previously reported case of synovial osteochondromatosis affecting the vertebral facet joint and no previous report of associated compressive myelopathy. METHODS: The case history, radiology, surgical findings, and histopathology are reviewed. RESULTS: Vertebral facet synovial osteochondromatosis is a potential and readily manageable cause of spinal cord compression. CONCLUSIONS: Synovial osteochondromatosis of the vertebral facet joint should be considered as a cause of compressive myelopathy.
D Birchall; M S Khangure; D V Spagnolo
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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 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-28     Completed Date:  1999-06-28     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:  921-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Interventional Neuroradiology Unit, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Chondromatosis, Synovial / complications*,  diagnosis
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Compression / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Spinal Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Thoracic Vertebrae* / pathology,  surgery

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