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ISSN: Print -2349-0977, Online - 2349-4387
CASE IN POINT: CLINICS IN NEUROSURGERY
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 158-160

Spinal osteochondroma presenting as a case of compressive myelopathy


Department of Neurosurgery, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Vineetkumar Thakorbhai Patel
Department of Neurosurgery, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, P.B. No. 1, Anayara PO., Trivandrum - 695 029, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/2349-0977.181510

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Primary osteochondromas are very rare tumors of the spine, which account for about 4% of bony tumors of the spine. They rarely cause any symptoms. Here, we report a case of a young male patient who presented with cervical compression of the spinal cord. He was treated successfully with complete excision of the lesion, and the diagnosis was proven histopathologically.


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