Osteochondroma

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Teenager with left thigh lump. Hard in nature.

Patient Data

Age: 16
Gender: Male
X-ray

Well defined exostosis arising from the medial aspect of the femoral metaphyses directed away from the joint.

The knee joint is normal in appearance.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a solitary osteochondroma at the commonest site in the distal femur.

Osteochodromas typically 'grow' away from the joint.

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Case information

rID: 52078
Case created: 21st Mar 2017
Last edited: 21st Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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