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November 1979

Hereditary Multiple Exostoses With Myelopathy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Northwestern University-McGaw Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(11):714. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500470084018

• A 58-year-old woman with hereditary multiple exostoses had slowly progressive myelopathy due to a vertebral exostosis that compressed the spinal cord at T1-2. She did not show skeletal deformities, but had numerous palpable long-bone exostoses. While CNS complications are rare in hereditary multiple exostosis, 17 other cases have been reported.