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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 45(5); 2009 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2009;45(5): 309-311.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2009.45.5.309
Cervical Osteochondroma Presenting as Brown-Sequard Syndrome in a Child with Hereditary Multiple Exostosis.
In Ho Han, Sung Uk Kuh
Department of Neurosurgery, Gangnam Severance Spine Hospital, Spine and Spinal Cord Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kuhsu@yuhs.ac
Cervical cord compression due to osteochondroma in hereditary multiple exostosis (HME) is a rare condition, especially in young children. In this report, we discuss a rare case of cervical osteochondroma presenting as Brown-Sequard syndrome (BSS) in a 7-year-old boy with HME. The child was admitted because of hemiparesis involving the right limbs and hypoesthesia on the left side following mild trauma. MR image revealed cord compression by osteochondroma of the C7 lamina. We removed the osteocondroma and the neurological deficit was improved.
Key Words: Osteochondroma; Hereditary multiple exostosis; Brown-Sequard syndrome
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