Hereditary multiple exostoses

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Multiple areas of swelling in lower limbs with deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Multiple bony outgrowths (away from the joint) are noted at bilateral lower limbs especially around the knee joints.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with hereditary multiple exostoses, also known as diaphyseal aclasis, is an autosomal dominant condition, characterised by the development of multiple osteochondromas.

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Case information

rID: 54174
Published: 25th Jun 2017
Last edited: 24th Jul 2018
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