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Osteoid Osteoma in a Cervical Pedicle: Resection via Transpillar Approach

HERSHMAN, ELLIOTT; BJÖRKENGREN, A., J.; FIELDING, J., WILLIAM; ALLEN, STEPHEN, C.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: December 1986 - Volume 213 - Issue - p 115–117
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Lesions in the pedicles of the cervical spine are both a diagnostic and technical challenge. An osteoid osteoma of the pedicle of the fourth cervical vertebra occurred in a 17-year-old girl. Resection of the tumor adjacent to the dura medially and the vertebral artery anterolaterally was accomplished via a transpillar approach. The transosseus approach preserved the facet joints and posterior elements and obviated the need for an interbody fusion.

From the Department of Orthopaedics, St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York.

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