Sessile osteochondroma - distal tibia

Case contributed by Dr Farhad Farzam


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. 

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