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Thoracic spinal osteochondroma: A rare presentation of spinal cord compression

      Abstract

      Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumor typically seen in the appendicular skeleton and are rarely found in the spine. We present a case of an osteochondroma of the spine presenting with spinal cord compression.
      27-year-old male presented with lower extremity weakness and paresthesia, decreased lower extremity sensation, and decreased proprioception. MRI showed a heterogeneous mass with minimal peripheral enhancement and without restricted diffusion. CT demonstrated a calcified mass extending from the left facet joint of T11–T12 with medial extension, resulting in severe central canal stenosis and cord compression. The patient underwent surgical resection with pathology demonstrating an osteochondroma.

      Abbreviations:

      MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging), CT (Computed tomography)

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