Multiple hereditary exostoses

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Mutiple areas of swelling in lower limbs with deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

Multiple bony outgrowths (away from the joint) noted in bilateral lower limbs and right femur.

Bony ankylosis and deformity in the lower limbs.

Annotated image

Yellow arrows indicate multiple exostoses arising from proximal diaphyseal ends of tibia and fibula in the right lower limb.

Red arrow indicates bony deformity.

Case Discussion

Case of mulitple hereditary exostoses.

Also known as diaphyseal achalasia.

Typical pattern is bilateral and symmetric lesions.

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Case information

rID: 27909
Published: 26th Feb 2014
Last edited: 23rd Apr 2019
Tag: shetty, hme
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