Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 1
Ossifying Fibroma of the Lumbar Spine: Case Report
Haydar USLU1, Ertugrul CAKIR1, Erhan ARSLAN1, Safak ERSOZ2, Suleyman BAYKAL1
1School of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Neurosurgery, Trabzon, Turkey
2School of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Pathology, Trabzon, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.2326-09.2 Ossifying fibroma of the vertebra is a very rare condition. We report a 16-year-old boy with ossifying fibroma of the third lumbar vertebra. Neurological and laboratory examinations demonstrated normal findings. Low-back pain, in the absence of radicular pain, was the presenting symptom. Plain radiography and computerized tomography scanning revealed an osteolytic lesion. The tumor in the third lumbar vertebra was curetted and filled with bone allograft. The histopathological diagnosis was consistent with ossifying fibroma. There was no postoperative complication. The case is the second to be reported. The clinical and radiological aspects of this rare tumor are discussed with the pertinent literature. Keywords : Ossifying fibroma, Lumbar spine, CT of spine, Fibro-osseous lesion
Corresponding author : Haydar Usul, husul@meds.ktu.edu.tr