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Intraosseous Lipoma of Lamina of the First Thoracic Vertebra: A Case Report

Chang, Han, MD*; Park, Jong-Beom, MD

doi: 10.1097/01.BRS.0000067114.64263.32
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Study Design. A case is reported.

Objective. To report a case of intraosseous lipoma involving the lamina of the first thoracic vertebra.

Summary of Background Data. Intraosseous lipomas involving the spine rarely have been reported.

Methods. An incidental intraosseous lesion of the lamina of the first thoracic vertebra documented on magnetic resonance imaging was surgically excised and pathologically evaluated.

Results. The histologic findings were consistent with those for intraosseous lipomas previously reported in other bones.

Conclusions. The authors present a rare case of an intraosseous lipoma involving the lamina of the first thoracic vertebra.

From the *Spine Institute, Sun General Hospital, Daejeon, and the

†Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Uijongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Uijongbu, Korea.

No funding supported this clinical study.

Acknowledgment date: June 25, 2002.

First revision date: November 21, 2002.

Second revision date:.

Acceptance date: January 13, 2003.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Jong-Beom Park, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Uijongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 65-1 Kumho-dong, Uijongbu, Kyunggi-do, 480-130, Korea; E-mail: spinepjb@catholic.ac.kr

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.