Rare Case of a Solitary Spinal Osteochondroma with Myelopathy Treated by a Minimally Invasive Technique

Volume 2 | Issue 2 | October 2021-March 2022 | page: 98-101 | Umesh Srikantha, Akshay Hari, Yadhu Lokanath, Ravi Gopal Varma, Nandeesh BM

DOI: 10.13107/bbj.2022.v02i02.029

Authors: Umesh Srikantha [1], Akshay Hari [1], Yadhu Lokanath [1], Ravi Gopal Varma [1], Nandeesh BM [2]

[1] Department of Neurosurgery, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
[2] Department of Neuropathology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Akshay Hari,
Consultant Spine Surgeon, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: aksayhari@gmail.com


Among primary bone tumors, osteochondroma or osteocartilaginous exostosis is a common occurrence. However, solitary spinal osteochondromas are quite rare, seen in only in 1–4% of all reported cases. Only few symptomatic cases have been reported so far in the literature. Recurrence and malignant transformation are also known, thereby necessitating wide surgical excision as the treatment of choice. We would like to report one such a case of a solitary cervical osteochondroma presenting with myelopathy that was excised surgically using a minimally invasive tubular approach.
Keywords: Spinal, Osteochondroma, Solitary, Myelopathy, Minimally invasive, Tubular



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How to Cite this Article: Srikantha U, Hari A, Lokanath Y, Varma RG, Nandeesh BM | Rare Case of a Solitary Spinal Osteochondroma with Myelopathy Treated by a Minimally Invasive Technique | Back Bone: The Spine Journal | October 2021-March 2022; 2(2): 98-101.

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