Bursal synovial chondromatosis overlying a solitary osteochondroma of the distal femur: a case report

Keywords synovial chondromatosis, secondary synovial chondromatosis, bursal synovial chondromatosis, osteochondroma

Abstract

Synovial chondromatosis and osteochondromas are frequently encountered benign cartilaginous lesions. The concomitant occurrence of these lesions is rare. We report one such case in an 11-year-old female patient and speculate on the common underlying pathogenetic mechanisms which might be involved.


Level of evidence: Level 5

Author Biographies

Y Tanwar, Stellenbosch University

MBBS, MS, DNB, MRCS; Stellenbosch University Limb Reconstruction Fellow, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

M Potgieter, Stellenbosch University

MBChB, FC Orth(SA), MMed(Orth); Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

M Oosthuizen, Stellenbosch University

MBChB; Registrar, Division of Anatomical Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, National Health Laboratory Service, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

P Schubert, National Health Laboratory Service

MBChB, FCPath(Anat)(SA), MMed(Anat Path), MScMedSc(Cytopathology), MPhil(Paed Path), MIAC; Associate Professor and Consultant Anatomical Pathologist, Division of Anatomical Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, National Health Laboratory Service, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

N Ferreira, Stellenbosch University

BSc, MBChB, FC Orth(SA), MMed(Orth), PhD; Associate Professor, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of Tumour, Sepsis and Reconstruction Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Published
2020-03-16
How to Cite
TANWAR, Y et al. Bursal synovial chondromatosis overlying a solitary osteochondroma of the distal femur: a case report. South African Orthopaedic Journal, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 46-49, mar. 2020. ISSN 2309-8309. Available at: <http://journal.saoa.org.za/index.php/saoj/article/view/337>. Date accessed: 05 apr. 2020.
Section
Orthopaedic Oncology and Infections

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