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Osteochondroma on dorsal surface of the scapula in 11 years old child- a case report


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Yadkikar SV, Yadkikar VS
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(2):305-308 | 


Osteochondroma is the most common benign neoplasm of skeleton with an incidence of 30-40% amongst benign bone tumor.It’s usually seen in the second decade of lifecommon sites of occurrence are distal end of femur, proximal tibia but scapula is an unusual sight to occur with  an overall incidence of 3-4 % worldwide. Common presenting complaints are swelling, pain, pseudo winging. Many times it may be presented as painless lump. As per radiological image there are two types-Sessile and pedunculated. Plain X-Ray in AP and Lateral View are Diagnostic for this lesion.  On X-Ray it appears to be growth arising from parent bone. Investigation like CT scan is helpful in delineating lesions on either surface of scapula. Grossly it appears as an irregular grayish white mass with a cartilaginous cap which is characteristic of the lesion. Complete Excision is the treatment of choice. However recurrence and malignant transformation are not unknown. Usually following a complete excision there is a full functional recovery. Uncommon site of occurrence and peculiar symptoms of the patient stimulated us to write this case report.

Keywords: Osteochondroma of scapula, Benign bone tumour

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