頸部からのアプローチにて切除した第1胸椎原発巨細胞腫例 [in Japanese] Giant Cell Tumor of 1st Thoracic Vertebra Resected by a Lower Cervical Approach [in Japanese]
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We report a rare case of giant cell tumor of bone arising in the 1<sup>st</sup> thoracic vertebra, which was successfully resected by a lower cervical approach. The patient was a 16-year-old female who presented with a cervical mass and dyspnea. Imaging study revealed a mediastinal mass arising in the 1st thoracic vertebra, extending upward into the lower neck. After repeated open biopsies, a diagnosis of giant cell tumor of bone was made. Curative surgery was performed by orthopedic and head and neck surgeons. Surgical exposure of the tumor was performed mainly by head and neck surgeons using a lower surgical approach without a median sternotomy. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient is doing well without recurrence.
- Pract.Otol. (Kyoto)
Pract.Otol. (Kyoto) 100(1), 65-69, 2007-01-01
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