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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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ALVAREZ RODRIGUEZ, Ariel et al. Condrosarcoma of the first cervical vertebra. Case report. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.3, pp.194-200. ISSN 1608-8921.

Background: The primary tumors of the spine are strange, with a dear incidence of 2.8-8.5 of each 100 000 individuals annually. The condrosarcoma is the second more frequent bony neoplasia of the wicked primary bony tumors, being presented mainly in the axial skeleton: 45%; being very strange in the bones craneofacials and the column. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation of a case with a condrosarcoma in the first cervical vertebra and the surgical behavior taken once diagnosed. Case presentation: 86 years old masculine patient with antecedents of pharmacologically controlled hypertension that it begins with cervicalgia of difficult treatment, torticollis and disfagia to the solids. It is diagnosed by means of TAC of union skull-spinal lesion tumoral in C1.a partial exeresis of the tumor with occipito-cervical instrumentation is carried out, the patient evolves satisfactorily. Conclusions: The condrosarcoma is a tumor of slow growth, of variable characteristics. The spinal localization is very strange. Their treatment includes the resection of the lesion with instrumentation if the spine is destabilized, besides chemotherapy and radiotherapy of being necessary.

Keywords : Condrosarcoma; spinal uncertainty; spinal tumor; cervical column; surgery.

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