G. Peicha, F. J. Seibert, G. Bratschitsch, F. Fankhauser, W. Grechenig


April 1999, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 161 - 163 Case report Read Full Article 10.1007/s005860050149

First Online: 09 April 1999

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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