Osteoid osteoma of the hallux: a case report and review of the literature

  • Paulo N F Ferrao University of the Witwatersrand
  • N P Saragas University of the Witwatersrand
  • A Strydom University of the Witwatersrand
  • M Tladi Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Keywords osteoid osteoma, hallux, foot, tumour, night pain

Abstract

Osteoid osteoma (OO) of the phalanges of the foot is a rare occurrence, making it a diagnostic dilemma. Classically OO presents with localised pain, which is worse at night. This pain is often relieved by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). In the foot however it does not exhibit the classic radiological picture. This makes it difficult to distinguish from a more common diagnosis like infection and inflammation. This diagnosis should be considered in patients with no obvious cause for chronic night foot pain. We present a case of a child with osteoid osteoma of the hallux.

Author Biographies

Paulo N F Ferrao, University of the Witwatersrand

MBChB(Pret); FCS (SA) Ortho; The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit, Netcare Linksfield Hospital, Johannesburg; Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

N P Saragas, University of the Witwatersrand

MBBCh(Wits); FCS (SA) Ortho; MMed(OrthoSurg)(Wits); The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit, Netcare Linksfield Hospital, Johannesburg; Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

A Strydom, University of the Witwatersrand

MBBCh(Wits); FCOrth(SA); MMed(OrthoSurg)(Wits); The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit, Netcare Linksfield Hospital, Johannesburg; Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

M Tladi, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

MBChB(Limpopo); FCOrth(SA); The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit, Netcare Linksfield Hospital, Johannesburg; Consultant, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Sefako Makgatho Health Science University, Ga-Rankuwa

Published
2018-10-08
How to Cite
FERRAO, Paulo N F et al. Osteoid osteoma of the hallux: a case report and review of the literature. South African Orthopaedic Journal, [S.l.], p. 52-56, oct. 2018. ISSN 2309-8309. Available at: <http://journal.saoa.org.za/index.php/saoj/article/view/247>. Date accessed: 09 dec. 2018.
Section
Foot and Ankle

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