Thoracic cord compression by solitary osteochondroma

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Verajit Chotmongkol
Banchong Mahaisavariya
Benjaporn Nitinavakarn
Anucha Puapairoj

Abstract

The most common form of primary extradural spinal cord tumor in adults are chordomas and sarcomas.  Involvement of the spinal cord from vertebral osteochondroma is indeed rare Ladpli reported 90 cases of spinal cord tumors and osteochondroma was not found.  The serious neurological manifestation of vertebral osteochondroma is spinal cord compression and usually presents with slow progression of motor and/or sensory deficits.  We report a patient with thoracic osteochondroma who presented with sudden onset of paraplegia.

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