Surgical treatment of eosinophilic granuloma in the thoracic spine in patients with neurological lesions

Surgical treatment of eosinophilic granuloma in the thoracic spine in patients with neurological lesions

Author Puertas, E. B. Google Scholar
Milani, C. Google Scholar
Chagas, JCM Google Scholar
Oliveira, V. M. de Google Scholar
Santos, FPE dos Google Scholar
Wajchenberg, M. Google Scholar
Rodrigues, LMR Google Scholar
Souza, P. S. de Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Eosinophilic granuloma is a benign, self-limited condition most commonly seen in children around 10 years of age. There is no known cause concerning its etiology. the lesion is usually solitary and can involve the whole vertebral body with massive destruction and vertebral collapse ('coin lesion') but this appearance is not pathognomonic. Vertebral collapse may lead to neurological symptoms that might be severe. We describe two cases of eosinophilic granuloma, in which the patients have thoracic pain, numbness and weakness in their legs. Radiography, computed axial tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed vertebral collapse and compression of the spinal cord. A biopsy was performed and the diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma was confirmed by histological analysis. Both patients were treated surgically and they had gradual recovery of neurological deficit after the surgery. (C) 2003 Lippincott Williams Wilkins.
Keywords eosinophilic granuloma
spine
spinal cord compression
Language English
Date 2003-09-01
Published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics-part B. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 12, n. 5, p. 303-306, 2003.
ISSN 1060-152X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 303-306
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.bpb.0000078263.58527.71
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000185428500002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27406

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