Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 12, pp 1137–1140

Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor invading the spine: a case report and review of the literature

  • Ji Hoon Cha
  • Jong Won Kwon
  • Eun Yoon Cho
  • Chong-Suh Lee
  • Young Cheol Yoon
  • Sang-Hee Choi
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-008-0562-0

Cite this article as:
Cha, J.H., Kwon, J.W., Cho, E.Y. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2008) 37: 1137. doi:10.1007/s00256-008-0562-0

Abstract

Ossifying fibromyxoid tumors were first described in 1989. They are composed of small round cells dispersed in a myxoid matrix and contain bone, osteoid, and collagen. Bone invasion is very rare. Our case was unusual because of the spinal location of the tumor and its invasive features including destruction of the cortex of the vertebral body, and invasion of the spinal canal causing a radioculopathy. The clinical presentation, radiologic features, and histopathologic findings are described, and the relevant literature is reviewed.

Keywords

SpineTumorMR imagingFibromyxoidOssifying fibroma

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ji Hoon Cha
    • 1
  • Jong Won Kwon
    • 1
  • Eun Yoon Cho
    • 2
  • Chong-Suh Lee
    • 3
  • Young Cheol Yoon
    • 1
  • Sang-Hee Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea