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An Inflammatory Pseudotumor in the Costo-Vertebral Gutter: Case Report with Literature Review
Mourouj Mahfoudh *1, Iadh Ksira2, Hichem Ben Selma3, Abdelhafidh Slimane, Skander Korbi2, Hamouda Guesmi3, Hedi Krifa3
1- , Mourouj-mahfoudh@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor
3- Professor
Abstract:   (496 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.

Keywords: Inflammatory Pseudotumor, Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Costo-vertebral Junction, Bio psy
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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. IrJNS. 2017; 2 (4) :25-27
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مجله جراحی مغز و اعصاب ایران Iranian Journal of Neurosurgery
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