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Primary intraosseous xanthogranuloma in adult cervical spine: A case report of benign cause of lytic bone lesion


 Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

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Sundus Ali,
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
Pakistan
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DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_480_20

Lytic lesions in adult spine are a common manifestation of aggressive disease such as primary bone tumor, metastasis, myeloma, or infectious pathology. Xanthoma arising in the spine with purely intraosseous component is an extremely rare occurrence with only six cases reported in the adult population, none in the cervical region. We report the first case of primary xanthoma of the cervical spine in a 50-year-old male solely confined to osseous compartment. The imaging mimics of lytic lesion with expansile mass in adult spine are reiterated.


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