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JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES
Rivista di Neurochirurgia
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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2003 Settembre;47(3):173-5
Nuchal fibrocartilaginous pseudomotor. Case report and review of the literature
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.