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A case of osteochondroma of the atlas causing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16608803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan. takafumi@med.yokohama-cu.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Mass Index
Cervical Atlas / pathology*
Female
Humans
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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