Osteochondroma Arising from the Proximal Fibula: A Rare Presentation LD01-LD03
Dr. Manoj Kumar,
Senior Resident, Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, M.G.I.M.S. Sewagram-442102,
Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
Phone no. 9769045472, E-mail: email@example.com
Osteochondromas are commonly encountered benign tumours and they are characterized by cartilage capped bony growths that project from the surface of the affected bone. Osteochondromas tend to grow eccentrically rather than centrifugally. We are reporting a case of an 18-year-old male, who had presentation of a large, hard, irregular swelling over anterolateral aspect of his right leg. There was no neurovascular deficit in the extremity. Computed tomography showed that the origin of the tumour was probably proximal fibula. En-block excision of mass was done. A histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of a benign osteochondroma. Patient had uneventful recovery without any evidence of recurrence.