Osteochondroma - femur

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Thigh lump.

Patient Data

Age: Adolescent.

A focal outgrowth from the anterior aspect of the distal femur, continuous with the medullary cavity is consistent with an osteochondroma


Longitudinal ultrasound image of the osteochondroma demonstrates only a thin cartilage cap.

Case Discussion

Features are characteristic of an osteochondroma of the femur. A thin cartilage cap makes malignant degeneration extremely unlikely. 

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Case information

rID: 7242
Published: 22nd Sep 2009
Last edited: 19th Apr 2018
Tag: femur
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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