Osteochondroma-Cases Presentation

Case Report

Austin Surg Case Rep. 2020; 5(1): 1033.

Osteochondroma-Cases Presentation

Bunjaku I1, Gjonbalaj N1, Lenjani B2*, Rashiti P2, Krasniqi B3, Bunjaku G3 and Bunjaku M3

¹Department of Radiology Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosova, Kosova

²Department of Emergency Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosova, Kosova

³Department of Medical Sciences Rezonanca, Royal University Iliria, Kosovo

*Corresponding author: Lenjani B, Department of Emergency Clinic, University Clinical Center of Kosova, Kosova

Received: December 03, 2019; Accepted: January 07, 2020; Published: January 14, 2020


Definition: Developmental osseous anomaly resulting in exophytic outgrowth on surface of bone. Osteochondromas account for about 12% of bone tumors. In morphologic view we separate as pedunculate and sessile form. Clinical are usually painless for a few years, the pain appear when nerves and blood vessels are touched by osseous growth. The diagnosis id done using x-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, angiography, scintigraphy bone scan and histological examination. X-ray is first method of examination and gives us a many information about bone pathology. Later we can evaluate bone pathology with other methods.

Conclusion: In this case, we have described a patient 15 year old with pain and limited movements. We used X-ray, CT, MRI, Scintigraphy and histological results for lesion assessment. After these results our patient is operated by orthopedist. In Histopathology department, they take material of surgery and the result was osteochondroma. Finally, we want to say that early diagnosis is very important to except malign transformation or nerves and blood vessels complitations.

Keywords: Osteochondroma; Pedenculate; Sessile; Diagnostic Methods; Histopathology Department


Osteochondroma is a process that develops as an anomaly that results in increased growth on the surface of long bone. Osteochondrosis appears in the metaphyses of long bones about knee insertion, the proximal part of the humerus, rarely seen in the scapula skull, the clavicle, the bones of the laca as well as in the rings processors etc. Morphologically seen as peduncular mass or as sessil lesion.


Osteochondrosis is considered as a developed lesion rather than as a true neoplasm. Osteokondrosis by WHO, is defined as an osteocartilaginous exostosis with continuity in the cortical and medullary part. Osteochondromial ethylogenic factors they are unknown, but it is thought that the nose tumor is associated with an abnormality on the growth plate, causing bone flaconism that rises far away from the bone. Osteochondromas has intercourse with mutations of EXT1 and EXT2 genes that are related to the biosynthesis of heparan sulfate proteoglycans, which may favor epiphyseal growth. Generally, Osteochondromines appear in the first and third decades of life, appear especially in children, teenagers, without a sex preference. as well as diagnostic procedures; ray-x, CT. RM, HP as well as other diagnostic methods.

Case Report

Patients, A.B. 15 years old is admitted to the clinic because of the restriction of motion on the right knee. The main complaints have started before 6 weeks with pain and edema of the distal part of the right femoral. Patients are initially subjected to laboratory blood tests and their outcome is at the limit of reference values. After the anlizas is also the art radiography. right knees where it is presented as degrading: After clinical examinations of Rtg, CT, MRI and laboratory tests, indications for operative intervention, operation and extractable material are sent for biopsy. After the operation, a rehabilitation treatment was applied.


Osteochondroma is an unusual hereditary disease that occurs in long bone metaphs, around the knee articulation, the proximal knee, rarely patches on the ribs, the scalpel, the clavicle and the bones of the bone. This disease occurs in the first decade to the third of the life. The reported case is typical of the localization and for two main reasons: the age of the disease for 15 years based on the worldly likelihood as well as the disease and the localization. Osteochondria develops faster in younger age than in the elderly. Localization of Osteochondromes in the knee region of the diseased may give rise to obstructions in motion, degenerative arthritis, and neurovascular suppression by shaking even more health problems. At the young age degenerative arthritis is more rare than in the elderly. CT of the right knee, axial and sagittal plan, Changes in images obtained from 3mm MDCT images show changes in the meta-diaphysic region of the femoral artery in the distal front of the femoral arm coupled with cardiac cap and minimal cortical destruction .


Exophytic mas lesion (30×10) in anterior aspect of distal metaphysio-diaphyseal region of right femur. T2-hyperintensity overlyng lesion is cartilage cap.

There is impression for cortical irregularities in anterior edge of lesion. It is consistent with sessile ostechondroma. Maximum cartilage cap thickness is measured as 6 mm. MRI up is recommended

Histopathology. Tumoral tissue has zoned architecture, the superficial part is constructed of well-differentiated chondrocyte, located in the background of the abundant chondrocyte matrix, the cartilaginous depth of the tissue is replaced by the osteoid trabeculae with regular osteoblasts.