Leveron&Nexovas
Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 2502  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed389    
    Printed8    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded2    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

 CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 764--766

Localized Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath of the Upper Cervical Spine: A Case Report


1 Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Ghana
2 Department of Pathology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
3 Department of Medicine, Princefield University, Ghana

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Siqing Huang
No 37, Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu . 610041, Sichuan Province
Ghana
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.344600

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) is commonly seen in the appendicular skeleton, and rarely arises from the axial skeleton. We describe a rare case of GCTTS in an adolescent in the upper cervical spine. Case Presentation: A previously healthy 16-year-old boy presented with a 6-month history of numbness of right upper extremity, and had experienced a neck pain 4 months ago. Spinal MRI demonstrated a small syrinx at C2 level and a well-circumscribed extradural mass with contrast enhancement extending from the posterior arch of C1 to C2. The extradural mass was totally resected, and the syrinx underwent clinical and imaging surveillance. Discussion: GCTTS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the axial skeletal lesion although very rare. Gross-total resection is advocated in GCTTS of the upper cervical spine, and subtotal resection with meticulous lesion monitoring should be performed in unresectable cases.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow