Distal radial osteochondroma

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


A known case of distal radial exostosis presented with mild local pain for the last few days.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

There is a bony outgrowth from the distal end of the radius on volar aspect. It is directed away from the wrist. Size of the lesion is about 9 x 5 x 5 mm. It is covered with an anechoic cartilage (4 x 4 x 2 mm). Lesion abutts pronator quadratus muscle. Flexure digitorum profundus tendons are mildly elevated by the lesion. The median nerve is away from the lesion.


Intra-operative photo showing radial exostosis. Post-excision specimen photo.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings favor distal radial osteochondroma on volar aspect without cartilage thickening.

Photos courtesy of operating surgeon Dr. Nisarg A. Patel.

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Case information

rID: 62039
Published: 31st Jul 2018
Last edited: 21st Sep 2018
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