Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 9

Unusual Occurrence of Spinal Chondromyxoid Fibroma of the C2 Odontoid: A Case Report of a Rare Tumor at an Extremely Uncommon Site

Jean Marie Vianney Hope*, Jean Paul Bitega, Edmond Mukimbili, Francis Mugabo and Albert Ndata

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Rwanda Military Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda

*Corresponding Author: Jean Marie Vianney Hope, Orthopedic and Spinal Surgeon, FWACS (Fellow West African College of Surgeons), Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Rwanda Military Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda.

Received: August 15, 2020; Published: August 31, 2020



  Chondromyxoid fibroma is a rare benign cartilaginous bone tumor that is uncommonly found in the spine. To date, among 13 cases reported in the cervical spine, only two cases involve the C2 vertebra and all arise from the body. We report the first case occurring in the odontoid process of a 26-year-old woman. Firstly, because of the craniocervical instability, fusion from the occipital condyles to the posterior elements of C1 through C3 was performed. Secondarily, an expansile tumor of the C2 odontoid process was resected along with phenolization and synthetic processed bone grafting via a transoral approach. The postoperative course was uneventful without recurrence at 3-year-follow up. Then, she has returned to full-time employment.

Keywords: Chondromyxoid Fibroma; Cervical Spine; Odontoid Process; Recurrence



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Citation: Jean Marie Vianney Hope., et al. “Unusual Occurrence of Spinal Chondromyxoid Fibroma of the C2 Odontoid: A Case Report of a Rare Tumor at an Extremely Uncommon Site". Acta Scientific Neurology 3.9 (2020): 121-127.


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