Multiple hereditary exostoses

Case contributed by Dr Eduardo Neumann Tavares

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10-year-old girl with bone deformities.

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Osteochondromas arising from the growth plates towards the diaphysis causing bone deformities. The findings are consistent with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses.

Case Discussion

Multiple hereditary exostosis (a.k.a. osteochondromatosis or diaphyseal aclasis) is a disorder characterized by benign tumors formed in the cartilage of the metaphyses causing bones deformities.

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Case Information

rID: 41347
Case created: 27th Nov 2015
Last edited: 27th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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