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.
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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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