Investigators of this study found piecemeal “intralesional” resection was used in most patients with symptomatic, spinal osteoid osteomas and the procedure resulted in low complication and recurrence rates.
Using the AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor database, researchers identified 84 patients who underwent surgical treatment for a spinal osteoid osteoma. Patients were followed for a mean of 2.7 years. Investigators collected data including demographics, clinical treatment, local recurrence, perioperative morbidity and cross-sectional survival.
Investigators noted 10 patients underwent an en bloc resection with either marginal or wide margins, two patients underwent en bloc resection with intralesional margins, 69 patients underwent piecemeal resection and three patients were not evaluated. Six patients who received an intralesional resection had a local recurrence. ‒ by Monica Jaramillo
Disclosure: The study was funded by AOSpine International.