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Chondrosarcoma of the cervical spine

Gietzen, Lindsay MS, PA-C; Pokorski, Philip PhD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: December 2017 - Volume 30 - Issue 12 - p 23–25
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000525916.05473.da
Case Report

ABSTRACT This case report describes the diagnosis, surgical treatment, and management of a patient with low-grade chondrosarcoma of the cervical spine that initially presented as myositis ossificans. Chondrosarcoma is rare in the cervical spine and in this patient, may have been the result of an injury from a motor vehicle crash. The management of this patient has been unusual in that a complete excision was not performed because the patient refused standard treatment.

Lindsay Gietzen is a clinical coordinator and assistant professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. Philip L. Pokorski is an assistant professor of healthcare and pharmaceutical sciences at Wayne State University. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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