Osteoid osteoma of left pars inter-articularis of fourth lumbar vertebra

Orthopaedics
Original Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2002.0003
2
21-23
Osteoid osteoma of left pars inter-articularis of fourth lumbar vertebra

A 19-year-old boy presented with a 3-month duration of intermittent low back pain. SPECT imaging and CT scan confirmed the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma in the left pars inter-articularis of the L4 vertebra. Surgical enucleation of the tumour, curettage and bone grafting was performed through a posterior approach. The pars inter-articularis of L4 is an unusual location of the tumour. Early surgery resulted in a successful outcome.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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