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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-121

Fibrous dysplasia in axis treated with vertebroplasty


Department of Neurosurgery and Istanbul Educatonal and Pain Section, Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Kadir Kotil
Hasan Ali yücel. Sok. Senil apt. 34-14 çiftehavuzlar-Kadikoy, Istanbul -34728
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.77676

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Vertebroplasty of the axis is a challenging procedure, and little is known about its therapeutic outcome. Cervical fibrous dysplasia with a distinct cyst is a rare entity and few cases have been reported in the literature. A 55-year-old man with fibrous dysplasia of axis presented with severe neck pain and left arm since six months. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an expansile, destructive lesion involving the axis, and no spinal cord. He was submitted to retropharyngeal surgery and the lesion was fulled by vertebroplasty. Microscopic examination was consistent with the diagnosis of monostotic fibrous dysplasia. After the surgery no recurrence was observed. The patient had remarkable improvement in clinical relief of neck pain at 1-year follow-up. Although there are descriptions of vertebral fibrous dysplasia, this is the 13th case of monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the cervical spine, and the 3rd case of the axis described in the literature. The unique case who had treated with ope vertebroplasty.


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