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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1991;20(4): 242-247.
Eosinophilic Granuloma in Cervical Spine: Case Report.
Seung Jin Lee, Yong Ko, Joo Seung Kim, Uhn Lee, Dae Gyu Kim
Departments of Neurosurgery, Central Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Eosinophilic granuloma of the cervical spine is an uncommon disease. A 20-year old male patient noticed cervical pain, restricted range of movement, torticollis and tenderness. On computed tomographic scan, myelographic imaging and plain radiographic imaging demonstated a bony destruction in the left side of the third cervical vertebral body and a part of the pedicle. Preoperative radioisotope bone scan demonstrated an hot uptake in the third cervical vertebral body. Gross total removal of the lesion and radiation therapy were performed. Postoperative course was favorable. The lesion is readily curable and should be considered in the diferential diagnosis of pain or neurological deficit in association with a lytic defect in the cervical spine. Occasionally, a solitary lesion characteristic of eosinophillic granuloma in found in cases of otherwise classic Hand-Schuller-Christian. So, close chinical and radiologic follow-up sholuld be obtained.
Key Words: Eosinophilic granuloma; Cervical spine
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