The use of navigation technologies for treatment of osteoid osteoma and osteoblastoma of the spine in children

Снетков А.И., Франтов А.Р., Батраков С.Ю., Котляров Р.С., Кесян О.Г.


Purpose. To develop a complex of diagnostic measures and to improve the results of surgical treatment for osteoid osteomas and osteoblastomas of the spine in children using modern techniques and instrumentation.
Materials and Methods. The study is based on the results of surgical treatment of 65 patients with diagnosed osteoid osteoma and osteoblastoma of the spine at the age of 6-18 years among which 37 patients suffered from osteoid osteoma, and 28 ones – from osteoblastoma. There were 26 females and 40 – males among the patients.
Results. The use of navigation technology contributed to 100% removal of the tumor. The results of diagnosis and treatment followed within the period from 6 months to 10 years.
Conclusion. We used the technique of setting a landmark in the focus under the control of computer tomography. The treatment of osteoid osteoma using navigation technologies is the most efficient method of treatment for small-size tumors.


osteoid-osteoma, osteoblastoma, bone tumors, bone pathology, diagnosis, magnetic resonance tomography, resection, autoplasty, laminectomy, little-invasive technique, metal fixation, plate, spondylodesis, children


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