Osteochondroma

Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To discuss a case of cervical spine osteochondroma found incidentally during evaluation of a rib injury. To demonstrate diagnostic imaging, including plain film radiography, radionuclide bone scan, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. CLINICAL FEATURES: This article presents the second reported case of osteochondroma associated with the C6 vertebral body. The classic imaging features of exostosis and a cartilaginous cap were identified. The osteochondroma was confluent with marrow of the C6 articular pillar.

Author(s): 
Eaton, B. A.
Kettner, N. W.
Essman, J. B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: This case report describes the rare presentation of an osteochondroma arising from the anterior body of C4. This is the first known reported case of an osteochondroma arising from the anterior vertebral body of C4. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 24-year-old male sought consultation with his primary care physician for neck pain. The patient was then referred for cervical radiography and for chiropractic evaluation and treatment. An osseous lesion was noted arising from the C4 vertebra. Osteochondroma was suspected; however, chondrosarcoma could not be ruled out.

Author(s): 
Reckelhoff, Kenneth E.
Green, Mayer N.
Kettner, Norman W.
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