Korean J Spine.  2015 Dec;12(4):275-278. 10.14245/kjs.2015.12.4.275.

Cervical Spine Chondroma Compressing Spinal Cord: A Case Report and Literature Review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. seilsohn@gmail.com
  • 2Neuroscience Research Institute, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Seoul National University College of Natural Sciences, Seoul, Korea.
  • 5Department of Pathology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Chondromas are benign tumor of cartilaginous tissue that is rarely found in spine. The authors document a rare case of a 72 year old male patient with a cervical spinal chondroma compressing the spinal cord. The patient had symptoms of motor and sensory deficits, dysphagia and dysarthria. C1 and C2 laminotomy was done and the spinal tumor was removed. The patient gradually recovered from his previous symptom after the surgery.

Keyword

Spine; Neoplasm; Chondroma; Cervical spinal cord

MeSH Terms

Chondroma*
Deglutition Disorders
Dysarthria
Humans
Laminectomy
Male
Spinal Cord*
Spine*
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