Case of Spinal Osteoblastoma in Elderly: Is It Really a Young Patient's Disease?

Pasquale Anania, Pietro Fiaschi, Paolo Merciadri, Nataniele Piol, Jean Louis Ravetti, Gianluigi Zona, Pier Filippo Sbaffi

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Abstract

Background: Osteoblastoma is a benign bone-forming tumor, sometimes locally invasive, that may involve any bone. The highest incidence is between 20 and 30 years of age, and there are no cases described in the elderly. Methods: We report a case of an elderly patient with a lesion in the lumbar spine in which osteoblastoma diagnosis was made. Conclusions: Osteoblastoma is a rare tumor older than 50 years of age, but it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bone lesions of the spine in adulthood and in the elderly, to avoid a delay in the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteoma osteoid
  • Spinal
  • Spinal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Anania, P., Fiaschi, P., Merciadri, P., Piol, N., Ravetti, J. L., Zona, G., & Sbaffi, P. F. (2018). Case of Spinal Osteoblastoma in Elderly: Is It Really a Young Patient's Disease? World Neurosurgery, 112, 243-246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.180