Rare case of a recurrent juvenile ossifying fibroma of the lumbosacral spine

Cecilia L. Dalle Ore, Darryl Lau, Jessica L. Davis, Michael M. Safaee, Christopher P. Ames

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Juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is a rare benign bone tumor that occurs most frequently in the craniofacial bones of children and young adults. There are few case reports that describe its involvement outside the craniofacial skeleton, especially within the spinal column. While JOF is classified as a benign lesion, it may be locally aggressive and demonstrate a high propensity for recurrence, even after resection. Definitive surgical management may be challenging in naive cases, but it is particularly challenging in recurrent cases and when extensive spinal reconstruction is warranted. In this report, the authors describe the diagnosis and surgical management of a 29-year-old man who presented with a large recurrent sacral trabecular-subtype JOF. A review of literature regarding JOFs, management of recurrent primary spinal tumors, and sacral reconstruction are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-653
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • En bloc resection
  • Intralesional resection
  • Juvenile ossifying fibroma
  • Oncology
  • Recurrent
  • Sacrectomy
  • Spinal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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