Osteochondroma of proximal fibula

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Right knee pain following a fall.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Arising from the posterior surface of the fibula head is a moderate sized osteochondroma.

Case Discussion

Osteochondromas are benign tumours that can occurs at multiple sites. When there is change in size, or pain, malignant degeneration should be considered.  Ultrasound can be used to measure the cartilage cap as an assessment of malignant degeneration.

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Case information

rID: 23494
Case created: 19th Jun 2013
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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