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Mahfoudh M, Ksira I, Ben Selma H, Slimane A, Korbi S, Guesmi H et al . An Inflammatory Pseudotumor in the Costo-Vertebral Gutter: Case Report with Literature Review. Iran J Neurosurg. 2017; 2 (4) :25-27
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1- Intern of Neurosurgery, Sahloul Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Sousse, Tunisia , Mourouj-mahfoudh@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Sahloul Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Sousse, Tunisia
3- Professor of Neurosurgery, Sahloul Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Sousse, Tunisia
4- Intern of Neurosurgery, Sahloul Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Sousse, Tunisia
5- Assistant Professor of Anatomopathology, Farhat Hached Hospital, Department of Anatomopathology, Sousse, Tunisia
Abstract:   (1758 Views)

Background and Importance: Inflammatory pseudotumors are benign tumors-like lesions of unknown cause. The most familiar sites for inflammatory pseudotumors are the orbit and respiratory tract. An inflammatory pseudo tumor of costo-vertebral junction is rare.
Case Presentation: We presented here a 50-year-old male with two month history of progressive left cervico-brachial pain. The MRI showed an expansive process at the left costo-vertebral gutter with epidural extension through the lateral foramen, causing spinal cord compression from C7 to D3. The thoraco-abdominal CT scan did not identify other lesions.
Conclusion: The inflammatory pseudotumor is a chronic inflammatory process of unknown origin. The location of the costo-vertebral gutter is rare and the treatment involves surgery, steroids and radiotherapy.

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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Neurosurgery, Sahloul Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.

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