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Hereditary multiple exostoses with spine involvement in a 4-year-old boy

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  • 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.

Abstract

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.

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