Surgical treatment of osteoid osteoma of the spine using intraoperative scintigraphy

Published online: Jun 27 2002

Marchal C, Daxhelet B, Gobert P, Kinzinger P.

Service d'Orthopedie, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc (UCL), 10 avenue Hippocrate, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgique.


The authors report a case of osteoid osteoma of the spine. The treatment, which consisted of surgical curettage of the lesion, was controlled by intra operative bone scanning. The authors present the advantages and difficulties of this technique. They also review the literature on the subject.