Images in clinical medicine | Volume 37, Article 173, 21 Oct 2020 | 10.11604/pamj.2020.37.173.25960

A rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas

Rakesh Khatana, Renu Rathi

Corresponding author: Rakesh Khatana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Received: 07 Sep 2020 - Accepted: 19 Sep 2020 - Published: 21 Oct 2020

Domain: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities,Pediatric oncology,Orthopedic surgery

Keywords: Osteochondromas, hereditary, osteocartilaginous

©Rakesh Khatana et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Rakesh Khatana et al. A rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas. Pan African Medical Journal. 2020;37:173. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2020.37.173.25960]

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A rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas

A rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas

Rakesh Khatana1,&, Renu Rathi1

 

1Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Rakesh Khatana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Centre, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 

 

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Five (5) years old male patient came to outpatient department with complain of multiple swelling over chest region with upper extremities. The clinical examination revealed that there is chest multiple mass growth of about 3-4 cm bilaterally each over chest, upper extremities and forehead. The development of multiple benign osteocartilaginous masses (exostoses) begins with the relation with the ends of long bones of the lower limbs such as the femurs and tibias and of the upper limbs such as the humerus and forearm bones with chest region. The patient also had complains of difficulty in eating, finger grips, as well as loss of functional independence. On clinical examination the patient was diagnosed with a rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas (HMO).

 

 

Figure 1: A) anterior view of the patient; B) multiple osteochondromas showing in the chest region

 

 

 

 

Images in clinical medicine

A rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas

Images in clinical medicine

A rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas

Images in clinical medicine

A rare case of hereditary multiple osteochondromas

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