Symptomatic Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia of the Thoracic Spine

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Abstract

Study Design.

A case report of monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the thoracic spine with symptoms of chest and back pain.

Objective.

To treat this lesion with surgery.

Summary of Background Data.

Monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the thoracic spine is rarely seen. Few reports of this disorder appear in the literature. This is the fifth case of monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the thoracic spine presented to date.

Methods.

The patient was a 48-year-old woman with monostotic fibrous dysplasia involving the thoracic spine of the 10th vertebral body and the 10th left rib. Surgical removal of the tumor was carried out. The defect was packed with hydroxyapatite graft material. Arthrodesis or internal fixation was not made.

Results.

The diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia was made histlogically. No obvious recurrence of the lesion has been seen for 3 years.

Conclusion.

Surgical removal of the tumor and transplantation of hydroxyapatite was effective treatment for the reported patient.

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