Nejmi Kıymaz 1 * , Ali Doğan 2, Nebi Yılmaz 1, Çiğdem Mumcu 1
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1 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Van, Turkey
2 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Van, Turkey
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A giant solitary osteochondroma in 17-year–old-boy was reported. Osteocondromas usually involves the long bones, scapulae, pelvic bones and seldom occurs in the axial skeleton. A 17-year-old boy presented with a swelling at the rear of the neck and an advanced degree of limitation in the movements of his neck. A hard mass sized approximately 7x8 cm was revealed in this region. Cervical x-ray and CT revealed the mass involving the sixth cervical vertebrae. Giant cervical osteochondroma operated and the mass was successfully excised. Osteochondromas that consists the largest portion of benign bone tumors at the spine is seldom. Therefore we are introducing a osteochondroma case located at the lower cervical region where an advance degree of limitation in neck movements that displays no any neurological symptoms and that reaches a very wide mass in size, and which is assumed as unusual.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 3, pp. 120-122

Publication date: 15 Jul 2005

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