alexa Gorham disease of the spine.


Cosmetology & Oro Facial Surgery

Author(s): Drewry GR, Sutterlin CE rd, Martinez CR, Brantley SG

Abstract Share this page

Abstract STUDY DESIGN: This is a case report of Gorham disease of the spine with review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: To review the diagnosis, therapy, clinical course, and prognosis of Gorham disease of the spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: This is the 17th reported case of spinal involvement by this rare type of idiopathic osteolysis. METHODS: The patient was studied with radiographs, nuclear bone scans, computed tomography scans, magnetic resonance scans, and biopsies. His spine was stabilized by posterior and anterior rods, corpectomies, and bone grafts. RESULTS: The patient's spine had remained stable for 22 months after surgery, but intractable chylothoraces and spreading bone destruction were present. CONCLUSIONS: Spinal Gorham disease has high morbidity and mortality, but the course in an individual patient is difficult to predict. Early spinal stabilization should be considered before irreversible neurologic complications occur.
This article was published in Spine (Phila Pa 1976) and referenced in Cosmetology & Oro Facial Surgery

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version