Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a disease of the joints which uncommonly involves the spine. We present a 70-year-old woman with radicular symptoms who was found to have a mass arising from a lumbar zygapophyseal joint with extension into the spinal canal. Following gross-total excision of the mass, histology revealed PVNS. One month after surgery, the patient had no symptoms and there was no evidence of residual or recurrent disease.
|Titolo:||Pigment villonodular synovitis of the spine : case report and review of the literature|
|Parole Chiave:||Aged; Decompression, Surgical; Female; Humans; Laminectomy; Leg; Lumbar Vertebrae; Pain; Radiography; Spinal Diseases; Synovitis, Pigmented Villonodular|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|