Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130--133

Locally aggressive aneurysmal bone cyst of C4 vertebra treated by total en bloc excision and anterior plus posterior cervical instrumentation


Himanshu N Parmar1, Vinod A Agrawal2, Munjal S Shah2, Saurav N Nanda2 
1 Department of Orthopedics, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Himanshu N Parmar
73, Sunrise Appartment 14, Opposite Lilavati Hospital, Near Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W), Mumbai - 400 050, Maharashtra
India

We are presenting a case of cervical (C4) aneurysmal bone cyst in a 13-year-old girl, came to the outpatient department with neck pain and stiffness since 6 months and normal neurology. We did an en bloc excision of locally aggressive tumor through anterior plus posterior approach and stabilization by lateral mass screw fixation and anterior cervical instrumentation. Involvement of several adjacent cervical vertebrae by an aneurysmal bone cyst is rare, and conventional treatment with curettage and bone grafting is most likely to carry a high rate of recurrence and spinal instability. We recommend complete excision of the tumor and instrumentation in a single stage to avoid instability.


How to cite this article:
Parmar HN, Agrawal VA, Shah MS, Nanda SN. Locally aggressive aneurysmal bone cyst of C4 vertebra treated by total en bloc excision and anterior plus posterior cervical instrumentation.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2015;6:130-133


How to cite this URL:
Parmar HN, Agrawal VA, Shah MS, Nanda SN. Locally aggressive aneurysmal bone cyst of C4 vertebra treated by total en bloc excision and anterior plus posterior cervical instrumentation. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 May 17 ];6:130-133
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