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Chirurgia 2011 August;24(4):221-3

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Atypical case of pigmented villonodular synovitis of axis

Dagain A. 1, Dulou R. 1, Pons Y. 2, Delmas J. M. 1, Poncet J. L. 2, Pernot P. 1

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Val de Grâce Hospital, Paris, France 2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Val de Grâce Hospital, Paris, France


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First described by Kleinman et al. in 1980, the spine pigmented villonodullar synovitis (PVNS) is a relatively uncommon benign disorder of unknown aetiology; that is characterized by progressive synovial proliferation. We present a rare case of PVNS involving the C-2 anterior element extending of the oropharyngeal region.

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