Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 9

Osteochondroma at an Unusual Site - A Case Report

Mithilesh Anil Nikam1*, Nitin S Patil2 and Priyambada Kumar1

1 Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India
2Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India

*Corresponding Author: Mithilesh Anil Nikam, Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India.

Received: June 22, 2022; Published:


Introduction: Osteochondromas are the most common type of benign bone tumours, which usually present as a solitary nonhereditary lesion along the shaft of long bones. Osteochondromas are generally asymptomatic and at most times, the only significant complain is of a painless slow-growing mass over the involved bone. The scalloping effect and increased localised pressure due to the tumour are hypothesised to be the main aetiology of the pain. These tumours should be evaluated to rule out any malignant changes prior to surgical management. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice, so as to relieve pain caused by expanding nature of the tumour and prevent a pathological fracture through affected region.

Case Report: We present a case of an Osteochondroma of the 4th metatarsal in a 16-year-old male, presenting with pain and swelling over the affected foot as the chief complaint. On physical examination, a solitary bony hard swelling was palpated in 4th web space of the foot MRI was done to rule out any malignant changes prior to surgical excision of the tumour. scan of the foot showed a cartilage capped bony outgrowth, arising from the distal 4th metatarsal along plantar as well as dorsal aspect and extending into the 4th webspace. The mass was excised en bloc.

Conclusion: The osteochondroma in the metatarsal is rare but should be kept in mind as an unusual aetiology of a painful foot even at the young age group.

Keywords: Osteochondroma; Exophytic Mass; Benign Tumour; Surgical Excision


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Citation: Mithilesh Anil Nikam., et al. “Osteochondroma at an Unusual Site - A Case Report". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.5 (2022): 00-00.


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