Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case StudyVolume 4 Issue 4

Management of Osteochondroma: A Case Series

Tella Azeez Olalekan* and Stephen Yusuf

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Tella Azeez Olalekan, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi State, Nigeria.

Received: February 10, 2023; Published: March 01, 2023

Abstract

Osteochondroma is a benign tumor of the bone that occurs during childhood or adolescence. It forms on the surface of bones near the growth plate and compose of bony portion with a cartilaginous cap. Asymptomatic growths are managed conservatively. Excision is done in cases of pain, discomfort or for cosmetic reasons. The aim was to conduct a review of cases of Osteochondroma managed at our institution.

Between November 2015 and April 2016, 3 cases were managed in our facility, 2 of the patients were females (ages 9 and 10) while the third patient is a male, 30years. Duration of symptoms prior to presentation ranges from 2-9years. There was a case of multiple exostoses (both shoulders, ribs, and the distal tibia) while the remaining two have solitary exostosis (pelvis and distal radius). All patients were evaluated using plain radiographs and computed tomographic scan was done for the case located within the pelvis. The indication for excision ranges from pain and discomfort to difficulty in ambulation. All patients had excision based on the indication at evaluation. Follow up period was 24 months. There were significant improvements in the symptoms after excision and there was no case of recurrence after excision. All patients were satisfied with the procedure. Excision of symptomatic cases of solitary or multiple exostoses is the mainstay of management of this benign bone tumour.

Keywords: Osteochondroma; Childhood; Radiographs

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Citation: Tella Azeez Olalekan and Stephen Yusuf. “Management of Osteochondroma: A Case Series". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 4.4 (2023): 04-08.

Copyright: © 2022 Tella Azeez Olalekan and Stephen Yusuf. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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