Periosteal chondromas located in the spine are rare. The authors document a case of periosteal chondroma in the lumbar spinal canal of a 77-year-old man. The patient had severe pain in his right leg and used a wheelchair because of weakness in both legs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a round tumor that was hypo- or isointense on T1-weighted images and uniformly hyperintense on T2-weighted images. Administration of gadolinium-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid resulted in margin enhancement on T1-weighted images. During the operation, a round tumor 1.5 cm in diameter was found on the surface of the anterior wall of the L-3 lamina. Histological examination revealed that the tumor consisted of chondroid tissue with typical chondrocytes, indicating that it was a periosteal chondroma.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2007 10月|
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