Solitary osteochondroma in the body of the pubic bone: A cadaveric case report

Satheesha B. Nayak, Naveen Kumar, Srinivasa Rao Sirasanagandla, Srilatha Parampalli Srinivas, Narendra Pamidi, Surekha D. Shetty

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    Abstract

    Osteochondromas develop as cartilaginous nodules in the periosteum of bones. They are the commonest benign tumors of the skeleton, generally observed in the long bones. Rarely, they are also found in the axial skeleton, flat bones of skull and facial bones. During a regular dissection, we came across a solitary osteochondroma in posterior surface of the body of the right pubic bone. Histopathology of the bony projection confirmed the typical features of the osteochondroma. The symptomatic osteochondromas are usually evaluated during radiographic examination. Though, the observed osteochondroma is relatively smaller its unusual location is remarkable and knowledge of occurrence of such nodules is clinically important during the diagnosis and planning of treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)136-138
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnatomy and Cell Biology
    Volume51
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

    Keywords

    • Nodule
    • Osteochondroma
    • Periosteum
    • Pubic bone
    • Skeleton

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