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

Navid Ezra, Beatrice Tetteh, Michael Diament, Adam J. Jonas, Patricia Dickson

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1267
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Genetics
  • Hereditary multiple exostosis
  • Osteochondroma
  • Spinal cord compression

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