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2016, Volume 7, Number 2, Page(s) 135-138
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Osteoid Osteoma of the Atlas: Report of a New Case and Review of the Literature
Touraj Yazdi, Abolfazl Rahimizadeh
Department of Neurosurgery Spine, Pamim Research Center, Pars Hospital, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Keywords: Atlas, cervical spine, osteoid osteoma, spine tumors

The upper cervical region and in particular the atlas remain very rare locations for osteoid osteomas. Herein a 30-year-old male with osteoid osteoma of the atlas arch and a history of severe neck pain for a year is presented. After establishment of the diagnosis by isotope and C.T. scan, tumor removal was accomplished through atlas arch laminectomy resulting in complete relief of pain. A literature review revealed that only four similar cases have been reported previously.

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