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A case of osteochondroma of the atlas causing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16608803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most osteochondromas affect the long bones, but rarely originate in the spine. We report an extremely rare case of osteochondroma of the atlas causing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in a 61-year-old female. The osteochondroma was removed completely using a transoral approach, and the symptoms of OSAS disappeared. A review of the literature regarding osteochondroma confirms the rarity of this lesion and the use of a transoral approach is discussed.
Takafumi Yoshida; Hideki Matsuda; Chouichi Horiuchi; Takahide Taguchi; Junichi Nagao; Youichi Aota; Atsushi Honda; Mamoru Tsukuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0001-6489     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-12     Completed Date:  2006-12-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Cervical Atlas / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Osteochondroma / complications*,  surgery
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / etiology*
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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