CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · IJNS 2019; 08(02): 136-138
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695087
Case Report
Neurological Surgeons' Society of India

Ossifying Fibroma of Dorsal Spine in a Postpartum Female: A Rare Case Report

Musali Siddartha Reddy
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
,
Gollapudi Prakash Rao
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
,
Mohammed Imran
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
,
Uday Goutam Nookathota
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
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Funding None.
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Publication History

Received: 06 November 2018

Accepted: 13 December 2018

Publication Date:
22 August 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

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.