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Indexed/Abstracted in: e-psyche, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Neuroscience Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-1855
Nicoletti G. F., Platania N., Cicero S., Furnari M., Albanese V.
Institute of Neurosurgery University of Catania, Catania, Italy
The case of a 30-year-old woman who, many years after a trauma to the neck, developed a hard tissue mass in the posterior midline at C5-C6 level is reported. The patient underwent surgical excision of the mass. Nucal fibrocartilaginous pseudotumor (NFP) was diagnosed. This is a very rare non-neoplastic lesion, probably arising throug a post-traumatic metaplasia of the nuchal ligament, and only 14 cases have been reported to date in the literature. The clinicopathologic and neuroradiologic features of NFP are described.