Distal femoral osteochondroma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Lump on the internal aspect of the distal right thigh.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male

A large pedunculated osteochondroma extends from the medial surface of the right distal femoral metaphysis. No fracture is evident.

Case Discussion

Osteochondromas are benign bone lesions with malignant potential.  Malignancy develops from the cartilaginous cap and can be assessed with ultrasound or MRI.

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Case information

rID: 23608
Published: 27th Jun 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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