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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2004;35(2): 220-222.
Intraosseous Lipoma of the Lumbar Spine.
Jong Tae Kim, Young Min Han, Dong Sup Chung, Young Sup Park
Department of Neurosurgery, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, The Catholic University, Incheon, Korea. kelp@olmh.cuk.ac.kr
Intraosseous lipoma is one of the rarest benign primary tumors of the bone, especially of the spine, but has been reported at increasing frequency. Only a few cases of intraosseous lipoma originating primarily in the spine were reported. Twenty one-year old male with intraosseous lipoma located in lamina and spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra, who presented with lower back pain is reported. And the clinical features, natural courses and treatments of this rare tumor are discussed with literature review.
Key Words: Intraosseous lipoma; Lumbar vertebra
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