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[Chance coincidence of spondylolisthesis and osteoid osteoma of the spine--a case report].

Orthopdische Klinik, Universität Düsseldorf.
Zeitschrift für Orthopädie (Impact Factor: 0.86). 127(3):343-5. DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1044673
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ABSTRACT Between 10 and 20% of all osteoid osteomas are located in the spine. Diagnosis is often hampered by atypical signs and symptoms and unclear X-rays. Striking (chance) X-ray findings in this case, a spondylolisthesis- can divert attention away from a correct diagnosis. Scintiscanning and computer tomography are essential for a correct diagnosis.

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