Vertebral synovial chondromatosis. Report of two cases and review of the literature.

@article{Gallia2004VertebralSC,
  title={Vertebral synovial chondromatosis. Report of two cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Gary L. Gallia and Nirit Weiss and James N. Campbell and Edward F. McCarthy and Anthony P. Tufaro and Ziya L. Gokaslan},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={211-8}
}
Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon disorder characterized by the formation of multiple cartilaginous nodules within the synovium, most commonly affecting large joints. Its involvement with the spine is rare; only six cases have been reported. The authors describe two patients with synovial chondromatosis involving the cervical spine. In the first case, synovial chondromatosis arose from the left C1-2 facet joint. This patient underwent a two-stage procedure including a posterior approach… CONTINUE READING
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