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Scoliosis. 2009 Apr 27;4:9. doi: 10.1186/1748-7161-4-9.

Undiagnosed osteoid osteoma of the spine presenting as painful scoliosis from adolescence to adulthood: a case report.

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1
1st Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Haidari, Greece.
2
Spine Unit, Metropolitan Hospital, Faliro, Greece.
3
2nd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Athens, Agia Olga General Hospital, N. Ionia, Greece.
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Abstract

Presented here is a case of a young woman, with an undiagnosed osteoid osteoma of the spine, which presented with painful scoliosis in adolescence and was treated by bracing until her accession to adulthood. A more thorough investigation, years after the initial one, revealed the tumor. Surgical excision and stabilization offered the long-awaited cure. Misdiagnosis resulted in intractable pain for years, deformity, the discomfort of brace therapy, and the frustration of a prolonged yet ineffective treatment.

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