Periosteal chondroma of the pediatric cervical spine

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Feb;3(2):151-6. doi: 10.3171/2008.11.PEDS08231.


Periosteal chondromas located in the spine are rare. The authors document an even more infrequent occurrence of a recurrent periosteal chondroma in the cervical spine of a 6-year-old boy. During the operation, a giant (>7 cm in diameter) periosteal chondroma with involvement of the C-5 and C-6 vertebral bodies was resected. The vertebral column was reconstructed with anterior-posterior instrumentation. The pathological examination revealed that the tumor consisted of chondroid tissue with typical chondrocytes, confirming the diagnosis of periosteal chondroma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cervical Vertebrae*
  • Child
  • Chondroma / diagnostic imaging
  • Chondroma / pathology*
  • Chondroma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Periosteum*
  • Radiography
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery*