Inflammatory and dysplastic lesions involving the spine.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Dysplastic lesions of the spinal column include a wide spectrum of disorders that can occur secondary to metabolic, degenerative, and inflammatory processes. The clinical presentations are highly variable, depending on the location of the lesion and the extent of the systemic disease process. Common signs and symptoms include pain, scoliosis, myelopathy, and weakness. Surgical decision making is based on patient status, comorbidities, and extent of disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kanter, AS; Jagannathan, J; Shaffrey, CI; Ouellet, JA; Mummaneni, PV

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 93 - 109

PubMed ID

  • 18156052

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1349

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States