Sessile osteochondroma - distal tibia

Case contributed by Dr Farhad Farzam

Presentation

Distal leg swelling which is painful during walking

Patient Data

Age: Child
Gender: Male

There is a sessile bony outgrowth with cortical continuity arising from the lateral aspect of distal tibial metaphysis causing remodeling of distal fibula. 

Case Discussion

Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor. They account for approximately 35% of all benign bone tumors and 10-15% of all bone tumors. It can be either sessile or pedunculated and is seen in the metaphyseal region typically projecting away from the epiphysis. 

The above mentioned features are characteristic for osteochondroma. 

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.