CERVICAL EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA AND TORTICOLLIS: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE


PER H. , KOÇ K., GUEMUES H., CANPOLAT M. , KUMANDAŞ S.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.35, ss.389-392, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.10.026
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.389-392

Özet

Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) is a benign and solitary bony lesion of unknown etiology, which typically affects children: 90% of patients are between the ages of 5 and 15 years. EG, a variant of histiocytosis X, is a rare disease causing destructive bony lesions of the cervical spine in children. This report describes the case of a 5-year-old boy with torticollis who presented to the Emergency Department and was found to have EG of C-6. He was successfully treated with anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion by using anterior plate and screws, with resolution of his symptoms. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc.