Paraspinal malignant ossifying fibromyxoid tumor with spinal involvement.
Summary of "Paraspinal malignant ossifying fibromyxoid tumor with spinal involvement."
Ossifying fibromyxoid tumors (OFT), first described in 1989 by Enzinger et al., are rare lesions; malignant OFT (MOFT) are even rarer. We report a large recurrent paraspinal MOFT invading the spine and causing epidural compression in a 70-year-old male, despite prior debulking and radiotherapy. Paraspinal involvement of these tumors has been reported only twice before. We describe its imaging, pathology, and also review the pertinent literature.
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Room 3552 TC, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5338, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20801659
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2010.04.022
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