Osteoid osteoma and benign osteoblastoma of the spine. Clinical presentation and treatment.

  title={Osteoid osteoma and benign osteoblastoma of the spine. Clinical presentation and treatment.},
  author={E O Kirwan and Paul Hutton and Joseph L Pozo and Andrew O Ransford},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={66 1},
The clinical presentation and treatment of 18 cases of osteoid osteoma or osteoblastoma of the spine are described, with an average follow-up of 4.2 years (range three months to 11.5 years). The average delay between the onset of symptoms and definitive diagnosis was 19 months. All patients presented with marked spinal stiffness and a painful scoliosis. The lesion was situated in the pedicle in the 15 patients with involvement of the thoracolumbar spine. A surgical approach allowing direct… CONTINUE READING
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