Vertebrectomy of giant cell tumor with vertebral artery embolization: case report

Vertebrectomy of giant cell tumor with vertebral artery embolization: case report

Author Rodrigues, Luciano M. Google Scholar
Nicolau, Rodrigo J. Google Scholar
Puertas, Eduardo B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Milani, Carlo Google Scholar
Institution ABC Sch Med
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Giant cell tumors (GCT) are rare in the cervical spine in adolescent children. This tumor is histologically benign, but there is a high recurrence rate. Although surgical resection of GCT arising in the cervical spine is commonly regarded as recommended treatment method, it is still a challenge to achieve satisfactory results. the authors describe a case of a patient of adolescent age with a GCT in the cervical spine. It was necessary to study the embolization of the vertebral artery to planning the vertebrectomy surgery for resection of the entire tumor to avoid recurrence. the resection of the tumor was carried out by combined access (anteriorly and posteriorly) and was stabilized with plate, posterior lateral mass screws, and autologous iliac crest graft. J Pediatr Orthop B 18:99-102 (C) 2009 Wolters Kluwer Health vertical bar Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Keywords adolescent children
cervical spine
giant cell tumors
Language English
Date 2009-03-01
Published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics-part B. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 18, n. 2, p. 99-102, 2009.
ISSN 1060-152X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 99-102
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000265133200011

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