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Table 2 Distribution of spine osseous tumors by location

From: Epidemiological characteristics of primary spinal osseous tumors in Eastern China

Type of tumor Cervical spine Thoracic spine Lumbar spine Sacral spine Totals
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Benign tumors 257 20.5 328 26.1 151 12.0 68 5.4 804(780)a 64.0
Hemangioma 104 8.3 149 11.7 86 6.8 11 0.9 350(340)a 27.9
Giant cell tumor 44 3.5 87 6.9 23 1.8 36 2.9 190 15.1
Eosinophililc granuoma 20 1.6 22 1.6 5 0.4 0 0.0 47 3.7
Osteoblastoma 17 1.4 30 2.4 5 0.4 1 0.0 53 4.2
Fibroma 17 1.4 5 0.4 5 0.4 3 0.2 30(16) 2.4
Osteoid osteoma 12 1.0 2 0.2 3 0.2 0 0.0 17 1.4
Osteochondroma 21 1.7 12 1.0 11 0.9 2 0.2 46 3.7
Solitary bone cyst 8 0.6 2 0.2 5 0.4 10 0.8 25 2.0
Lipoma 5 0.4 1 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 7 0.6
Aneurysmal bone cyst 9 0.7 16 1.3 6 0.5 4 0.3 35 2.8
Fibrous dysplasia 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 0.2 0 0.0 4 0.3
Malignant tumors 87 6.9 151 12.0 80 6.3 134 10.7 452(429) a 36.0
PNET/Ewing’s sarcoma 1 0.0 4 0.3 9 0.7 3 0.2 17 1.4
Chordoma 29 2.3 5 0.4 5 0.4 80 6.4 119 9.5
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma 0 0.0 8 0.6 3 0.2 5 0.4 16 1.3
Liposarcoma 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
Osteosarcoma 2 0.2 6 0.6 0 0.0 5 0.4 13 1.0
Angiosarcoma 1 0.0 12 1.0 4 0.3 0 0.0 17(10) 1.4
Malignant neurilemmoma 4 0.3 4 0.3 12 1.0 12 1.0 32(30) a 2.5
Plasma cell myeloma 27 2.1 50 4.0 26 2.1 9 0.7 112(103) 8.9
Leiomyosarcoma 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
Malignant lymphoma 9 0.7 26 2.1 18 1.4 6 0.5 59(54)a 4.7
Chondrosarcoma 14 1.1 36 2.9 2 0.2 11 0.9 63 5.0
Fibrosarcoma 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.2
Total 344 27.4 479 38.1 231 18.4 202 16.1 1256(1209) a 100
  1. aMore than two anatomical position involved in the same patient