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, vol.35, no.4, pp.389-392, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.10.026
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-392
  • Keywords: eosinophilic granuloma, torticollis, children, SPINE

Abstract

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.