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Case report


Radiological imaging findings of a case with vertebral osteoid osteoma leading to brachial neuralgia.

Erkan GokceErdou011fan AyanFatih CelikyayBerat Acu
Departments of Radiology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Date of Submission: 10-Aug-2013, Date of Acceptance: 30-Aug-2013, Date of Web Publication: 28-Nov-2013.
Corresponding Author:
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Erkan Gokce

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat ‑ 60200, Turkey.
E-mail: erkangokce@mynet.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Erkan Gokce

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat ‑ 60200, Turkey.
E-mail: erkangokce@mynet.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.122324 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Osteoid osteoma is a small, benign osteoblastic tumor consisting of a highly vascularized nidus of connective tissue surrounded by sclerotic bone. Three-quarters of osteoid osteomas are located in the long bones, and only 7-12% in the vertebral column. The classical clinical presentation of spinal osteoid osteoma is that of painful scoliosis. Other clinical features include nerve root irritation and night pain. Osteoid osteoma has characteristic computed tomography (CT) findings. Because magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the osteoid osteomas causing intense perinidal edema can be confusing, these patients should be evaluated with clinical findings and other imaging techniques. In this study, we present X-ray, CT, and MRI findings of a case with osteoid osteoma located in thoracic 1 vertebra left lamina and transverse process junction leading to brachial neuralgia symptoms.
Keywords: Brachial Neuralgia, Cervical X-ray, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Osteoid Osteoma

Cited in 2 Documents

  1. Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Kyle Basques and Christos Kosmas (2018) Peering beneath the surface: juxtacortical tumors of bone (part II). Clinical Imaging 50:113. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.01.005
  2. Feyza Karagoz Guzey, Burak Eren, Azmi Tufan, Ozgur Aktas and Abdurrahim Tas (2016) Spinal Osteoid Osteoma Associated With Soft Tissue Changes as a Challenging Diagnosis: A Review of the Literature. Shafa Ortho J In Press(InPress):. doi: 10.17795/soj-4903

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