Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the spine. Case report and review of the literature

F. Dimeco, P. Rizzo, K. W. Li, E. Ciceri, C. Casali, B. Pollo, G. Lasio

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Abstract

Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a disease of the joints which uncommonly involves the spine. We present a 70-year-old woman with radicular symptoms who was found to have a mass arising from a lumbar zygapophyseal joint with extension into the spinal canal. Following gross-total excision of the mass, histology revealed PVNS. One month after surgery, the patient had no symptoms and there was no evidence of residual or recurrent disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume45
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Giant cell tumors
  • Spinal neoplasms
  • Synovitis, diagnosis
  • Synovitis, surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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