Occipitoparietal benign osteoblastoma: should entire lesion be resected when magnetic resonance images reveal wide abnormal signal intensity in surrounding bone marrow?

@article{Narita2005OccipitoparietalBO,
  title={Occipitoparietal benign osteoblastoma: should entire lesion be resected when magnetic resonance images reveal wide abnormal signal intensity in surrounding bone marrow?},
  author={Takuhito Narita and Nobuaki Ishii and Hideyasu Mayuzumi and Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Jun Ikeda and Yoshinobu K Iwasaki},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={180-3; discussion 184}
}
BACKGROUND Benign osteoblastoma is an uncommon primary bone tumor that usually affects long bones and the vertebral column. Its occurrence in the calvarium is rare. Despite the characteristically benign nomenclature of osteoblastoma, it sometimes recurs with the possibility of transforming into a malignant form after an incomplete resection. Therefore, radical resection is recommended whenever possible. However, it has not been clarified whether the adjacent bones should also be completely… CONTINUE READING

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