Progression of a lumbar spinal osteoblastoma - Case report

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Emmez H., Kaymaz M., Tokgoz N., Yilmaz G., Kurt G.

NEUROLOGIA MEDICO-CHIRURGICA, vol.45, no.7, pp.379-383, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.2176/nmc.45.379
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-383
  • Keywords: osteoblastoma, back pain, bone tumor, BENIGN OSTEOBLASTOMA, OSTEOID OSTEOMA, VERTEBRAL BODY, SCOLIOSIS, TUMOR
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A 24-year-old woman presented with a lumbar spinal osteoblastoma manifesting as a 5-year history of low back pain radiating to the left foot. Neuroimaging showed suspicious hypertrophy of the left L4-5 facet which transformed in 3 years to an expansile mass lesion that compressed the dura mater and neural structures. Primary benign bone tumors such as osteoblastoma and osteoid osteoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of back pain and the patients should be followed up carefully.