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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 509745, 3 pages
Case Report

Solitary Osteochondroma Arising from Cervical Spina Bifida Occulta

Department of Neurosurgery, Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Neurology Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 34147 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 14 September 2013; Accepted 18 November 2013

Academic Editors: Y.-J. Chen, T. Ito, and S. Vanni

Copyright © 2013 Ali Ender Ofluoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Solitary osteochondromas are common benign long bone tumors originating from cartilage. They may produce a wide variety of symptoms and complications depending on their spinal location. These may include compressive myelopathy, nerve root compression, pathologic fracture and malignant degeneration, or in some cases only pain. Solitary cervical spine osteochondromas have been reported mostly in the neural arch or vertebral body. This report describes a patient presenting with neck pain, with a benign osteochondroma arising in the right bifid C5 lamina.