|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 1398
Thoracic Spinal Epidural Osteoma Presenting with Compressive Myelopathy
Department of Neurosurgery, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
|Date of Web Publication||19-Nov-2019|
Dr. Sunil Munakomi
Department of Neurosurgery, Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar - 56700
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|How to cite this article:|
Munakomi S. Thoracic Spinal Epidural Osteoma Presenting with Compressive Myelopathy. Neurol India 2019;67:1398
A 55-year-old male patient presented to our outpatient clinic with a history of progressive weakness of his bilateral lower limbs since last 1 month. There was no history of trauma, fever, significant weight loss, sensory loss, altered bladder or bowel symptoms, or any previous such incidents in the past. On neurological examination, power in his lower limbs were Modified Rankin Scale grade 1/5 with pain, temperature, vibration modalities suspended to the T4 dermatome region. His anal tone was intact. He had hypertonia in bilateral lower limbs with presence of clonus. His magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spine revealed an anteriolateral epidural lesion causing significant compression of the cord at T6 region [Figure 1]. An introperative O-arm was used to localize the lesion [Figure 2]. Thoracic laminectomy revealed a solid bony lesion compressing upon the cord which was carefully drilled until the the cord was thoroughly lax and decompressed. Histology was suggestive of osteoma [Figure 3]. Though the patient showed no obvious clinical improvement, he was advised for continuous physiotherapy.
|Figure 1: MRI sequences revealing a thoracic epidural lesion compressing upon|
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Spinal epidural osteoma presenting with features of myelopathy is an extremely rare entity. Though benign and slowly progressive, it can present with compressive myelopathy. Early diagnosis and optimal resection is the recommended therapeutic target.
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