Osteoid Osteoma of the Lumbar Vertebra in an 8-Year-Old: A Case Report Highlighting the Need for a Detailed Evaluation of Chronic Back Pain in Children

E. Ukpoju, D.G. Sha, S. Garba, O.A. Abdul, A. Imam, P.A. Ejembi, K.I. Ugwoke

Abstract


Osteoid Osteoma is one of the rare benign tumours of the bone. It is rarely considered as a cause of low back pain in children. A high level of suspicion and detailed evaluation of back pain in children is required for the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma of the spine.The lumbar vertebra is a common site of occurrence and the posterior elements are the commonly affected part of the vertebra. Excisional biopsy suffices for a complete cure especially in resource poor setting where radiofrequency is not readily available, hence it is pertinent for Orthopaedic and Neuro-surgeons to properly evaluate chronic back pain in children with high index of suspicion for osteoid osteoma.

Key words: Osteoid osteoma, lumbar vertebra, children, back pain


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Copyright (c) 2020 E. Ukpoju, D.G. Sha, S. Garba, O.A. Abdul, A. Imam, P.A. Ejembi, K.I. Ugwoke

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