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Case of Cervicothoracic Spine Osteoblastoma in a 5 Year-old Boy

Vol 6 | Issue 2 | July-December 2020 | page: 15-17 | Mohamed Hbibi, Sarra Benmiloud, Meriem Haloua, Meryem Boubbou, Moustapha Hida


Authors: Mohamed Hbibi [1], Sarra Benmiloud [2], Meriem Haloua [2], Meryem Boubbou [2], Moustapha Hida [1].

[1] Unit of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Mother- Child Hospital University Hospital Hassan II, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, 30000 Fez, Morocco. [2] Department of Radiology, Mother-Child Hospital, University Hospital Hassan II, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, 30000 Fez, Morocco.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Mohamed Hbibi, Unit of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Mother- Child Hospital University Hospital Hassan II, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, 30000 Fez, Morocco. E-mail: mohamed.hbibi@usmba.ac.ma


Abstract

Osteobalstoma is a benign primary bone tumor which represents 3% of all benign tumors and 1% of all bone tumors. It is localized commonly in the spine. We report the case of a 5 year-old boy with cervicothoracic spine osteoblastoma. The incidence of osteoblastoma is between de second and third decade; our case was seen in the first decade. The evaluation by computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging show the lesion of posterior elements of D1 vertebrae with extension to 4 upper and underlying vertebrae. The decision of excision was taken a long time of discussion because for surgical team, the lesion was mimicking malignancy of the spine. The child had an uneventful postoperative recovery and the pain resolved after surgery. The objective of this article was to report a case of extensive osteoblastoma and to alert the clinician to avoid delay management due to differential diagnosis. Keywords: Osteoblatoma; Pediatric population; MRI; Surgical treatment.


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How to Cite this article: Hbibi M, Benmiloud S, Haloua M, Boubbou M, Hida M | Case of Cervicothoracic Spine Osteoblastoma in a 5 Year-old Boy | Trauma International | July-December 2020; 6(2): 15-17.

 


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