How to Cite this Article: Ezra N, Tetteh B, Diament M, Jonas AJ, Dickson P. 2010. Hereditary multiple exostoses with spine involvement in a 4-year-old boy. Am J Med Genet Part A 152A:1264–1267.
Hereditary multiple exostoses with spine involvement in a 4-year-old boy†
Article first published online: 13 APR 2010
Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Volume 152A, Issue 5, pages 1264–1267, May 2010
How to Cite
Ezra, N., Tetteh, B., Diament, M., Jonas, A. J. and Dickson, P. (2010), Hereditary multiple exostoses with spine involvement in a 4-year-old boy. Am. J. Med. Genet., 152A: 1264–1267. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.33345
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 13 APR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 18 APR 2009
- hereditary multiple exostosis;
- spinal cord compression
Hereditary multiple exostosis (HME) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple osteochondromas. We describe a case of acute cervical spinal cord compression arising from an exostosis at the lamina of C7 and T1 in a 4-year-old Mexican-American boy with HME. His affected sibling also displayed spinal cord compression because of a bony exostosis. Acute cervical spinal cord compression resulting from osteochondroma is a serious complication of HME. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.