Abstract

A case of hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) with compression of the cervical cord, the cervical plexus, and the ulnar nerve is reported. Complete recovery following surgery was obtained. Review of the literature revealed 21 previous cases of HME with cord compression. The cervical and thoracic areas are predominantly affected and the symptoms usually evolve slowly. Recovery after laminectomy is to be expected in the majority of the cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalSpine
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

Keywords

  • Hereditary multiple exostoses
  • Laminectomy
  • Myelography
  • Spinal cord compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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