Pathologic odontoid fracture and benign fibrous histiocytoma of bone

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We present the case of a 44-year-old female patient, who sustained an odontoid fracture after a minor trauma (uncomplicated fall). The radiologic evaluation revealed a skeletal tumor of the second cervical vertebra together with a fracture line at the base of the odontoid process of the axis. The patient underwent surgery, the tumor was resected and the odontoid was stabilised using an autologous cortico-cancellous bone graft and a halo fixator. Histologic examination revealed benign fibrous histiocytoma, which is reported to be a very rare skeletal tumor.

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Received: 13 March 1998 Revised: 14 July 1998 Accepted: 15 September 1998

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Peicha, G., Seibert, F., Bratschitsch, G. et al. Pathologic odontoid fracture and benign fibrous histiocytoma of bone. E Spine J 8, 161–163 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/s005860050149

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  • Key words Pathologic fracture
  • Odontoid process
  • Benign fibrous histiocytoma of bone