Giant cell bone tumor of the thoracic spine presenting in late pregnancy

Anupama S Q Kathiresan, Jeremiah N. Johnson, Brian J. Hood, Simone P. Montoya, Steven Vanni, Victor H. Gonzalez-Quintero

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BACKGROUND: We report a case of a large giant cell tumor of the thoracic spine presenting with spinal cord compression during pregnancy. CASE: A 24-year-old woman presented at term with lower back pain, bilateral lower extremity weakness, numbness, and bowel and bladder incontinence. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a spinal soft tissue mass compressing the spinal cord. The patient delivered a healthy girl by cesarean then underwent a T8-T9 laminectomy, posterior spinal decompression, and instrument fusion. Two days later, she had a thoracotomy, corpectomy of the vertebral body, and anterior tumor debulking. Ultimately, the patient was discharged to inpatient rehabilitation with improved lower extremity strength and returned bowel and bladder function. CONCLUSION: Obstetricians should be vigilant regarding progressive neurologic symptoms during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-431
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume118
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

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Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
Lower Extremity
Urinary Bladder
Spine
Thorax
Giant Cell Tumors
Pregnancy
Spinal Cord Compression
Laminectomy
Hypesthesia
Thoracotomy
Neurologic Manifestations
Low Back Pain
Decompression
Inpatients
Spinal Cord
Rehabilitation
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasms

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Kathiresan, A. S. Q., Johnson, J. N., Hood, B. J., Montoya, S. P., Vanni, S., & Gonzalez-Quintero, V. H. (2011). Giant cell bone tumor of the thoracic spine presenting in late pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 118(2 PART 2), 428-431. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e31821081a2

Giant cell bone tumor of the thoracic spine presenting in late pregnancy. / Kathiresan, Anupama S Q; Johnson, Jeremiah N.; Hood, Brian J.; Montoya, Simone P.; Vanni, Steven; Gonzalez-Quintero, Victor H.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 118, No. 2 PART 2, 01.08.2011, p. 428-431.

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Kathiresan, ASQ, Johnson, JN, Hood, BJ, Montoya, SP, Vanni, S & Gonzalez-Quintero, VH 2011, 'Giant cell bone tumor of the thoracic spine presenting in late pregnancy', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 118, no. 2 PART 2, pp. 428-431. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e31821081a2
Kathiresan ASQ, Johnson JN, Hood BJ, Montoya SP, Vanni S, Gonzalez-Quintero VH. Giant cell bone tumor of the thoracic spine presenting in late pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011 Aug 1;118(2 PART 2):428-431. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e31821081a2
Kathiresan, Anupama S Q ; Johnson, Jeremiah N. ; Hood, Brian J. ; Montoya, Simone P. ; Vanni, Steven ; Gonzalez-Quintero, Victor H. / Giant cell bone tumor of the thoracic spine presenting in late pregnancy. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011 ; Vol. 118, No. 2 PART 2. pp. 428-431.
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