Ossifying Fibroma of Dorsal Spine in a Postpartum Female: A Rare Case ReportFunding None.
Received: 06 November 2018
Accepted: 13 December 2018
22 August 2019 (online)
A rare case of monostotic ossifying fibroma of the dorsal spine in a postpartum woman is being described. Ossifying fibromas of the spine are very rare tumors. They are components of benign fibro-osseous lesions. We report a case of an 18-year-old woman, who presented with complaints of weakness of both the lower limbs in the immediate postpartum period and was diagnosed with ossifying fibroma of the dorsal [D3] vertebral body. The tumor was excised followed by spinal stabilization. Histopathologic findings were consistent with ossifying fibroma. Postoperative period was uneventful. Monostotic variant of ossifying fibroma in the dorsal spine is an extremely rare tumor, and its presence in the postpartum period adds on to the diagnostic dilemma. Hence this case report can be kept in mind while evaluating a case presenting with complaints of weakness of both the lower limbs in the immediate postpartum period.
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