Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Case Report

Solitary thoracic osteochondroma causing spinal compression: Case report


Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Neurosurgery, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

AOTT 2021; 55: 76-79
DOI: 10.5152/j.aott.2021.19228
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Spinal osteochondromas are very rare, and they present with nonspecific localized pain owing to bone involvement. Diagnosis is made based on direct X-ray and computed tomography (CT) imaging of the exophytic bone lesion with pedunculated or sessile structure. Although asymptomatic patients can be observed, surgical excision is the main treatment modality. We present the case of a 34-year-old man with solitary thoracic osteochondroma. The patient presented with complaints of pain in the legs, numbness, and inability to walk. The diagnosis was confirmed with CT imaging showing calcified heterogeneous bone lesion originating from the left side of T1-2 facet joint. After total excision, histopathological examination revealed the diagnosis of osteochondroma. No new clinical or radiological findings were detected in the 10-month follow-up.
Cite this article as: Kullukçu Albayrak H, Kazancı A, Gürçay AG, Özateş MÖ, Gürcan O. Solitary thoracic osteochondroma causing spinal compression: Case report. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2021; 55(1): 76-9.

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