Vertebral brown tumors causing neurologic compromise.

  title={Vertebral brown tumors causing neurologic compromise.},
  author={Kyle M Fargen and Christine S Lin and Jennifer A. Jeung and Anthony T. Yachnis and R Patrick Jacob and Gregory J Velat},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  volume={79 1},
OBJECTIVE Brown tumors are nonneoplastic lesions that occur only in the setting of hyperparathyroidism. Although vertebral brown tumors are relatively rare pathologic entities, their incidence seems to be on the rise, as evidenced by multiple case reports published during the past four decades. An extensive review of these lesions is lacking in the literature. We present a case of paraparesis secondary to vertebral brown tumor followed by a detailed review of the literature. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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