A rare case: exostosis of right foot

Sunil Boddu, Sandeep Krishna Avulapati, Suraj Kumar Chowdary, Susmith Koneru


Exostosis is benign tumor. Osteochondromas are benign metaphyseal osseous growths occurring in long bones of body.  They contain cartilaginous cap which are present before closure of physis plate. Growth of these structures ends with physis fusion. Being benign in nature, they don’t require any surgery. Unless and until they cause compression symptoms on nerves and blood vessels, difficulty in movements of joints, and patients request for cosmetic appearance. Here by we present a rare case of 19 years old male patient with right foot exostosis. The same patient has multiple Exostosis in bilateral ankle, knee and humerus but without any family history. Exostosis was found on plantar aspect of foot, which made it difficult for him to walk. Surgical excision was done. Pre, per and post-operative period was fine. Patient was able to walk normally thereafter. There was no recurrence of growth thereafter.


Hereditary multiple exostosis, Exostosis, Foot exostosis

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