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Table 4 First presenting features when diagnosed with primary spine osseous tumors

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

  Total no. of case Pain Mass (swelling) Radiculopathy Motor weakness Sphincter dysfunction Paraplegia Pathological fracture Deformity Weight loss
Benign tumors 780 273(35.0%) 31(4.0%) 72(9.2%) 45(5.8%) 0 0 23(2.9%) 4(0.5%) 7(0.9%)
Hemangioma 340 18 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Giant cell tumor 190 169 11 65 43 0 0 21 3 2
Eosinophililc granuloma 47 35 17 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
Osteoblastoma 53 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fibroma 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Osteoid osteoma 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Osteochondroma 46 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Solitary bone cyst 25 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lipoma 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aneurysmal bone cyst 35 25 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Fibrous dysplasia 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Malignant tumors 429 385(89.7%) 38(8.9%) 84(19.9%) 54(12.6%) 8(1.9%) 4(0.9%) 34(7.9%) 21(4.9%) 16(3.7%)
PNET/Ewing’s sarcoma 17 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Chordoma 119 101 15 43 35 7 2 12 6 3
Malignant
fibrous histiocytoma
16 13 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Liposarcoma 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Osteosarcoma 13 13 2   0 0 0 0 0 0
Angiosarcoma 10 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malignant neurilemmoma 30 28 0 28 15 1 0 0 0 0
Plasma cell myeloma 103 92 0 7 2 2 2 19 15 13
Leiomyosarcoma 54 51 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Malignant lymphoma 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chondrosarcoma 63 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fibrosarcoma 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1209 658(54.4%) 69(5.7%) 156(12.9%) 99(8.2%) 8(0.7%) 4(0.3%) 57(4.7%) 25(2.1%) 23(1.9%)