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Chirurgia Del Piede 2001 September;25(3):167-74

Copyright © 2001 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

A painful pes cavo-valgus. Observations on a case of undected tibial osteoid osteoma

Cortese F., Malavolta M., Mannino D.


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The case of a 13-years-old male affected by osteoid osteoma of the distal third of the tibial bone is reported. The first patient's complaint was pain, referred to ankle and foot. The pain was ascribed to the mild pes cavo-valgus of the patient, he was operated of sub-talar arthrorisis in another hospital 8 months before. After operation, the pain got worst and swelling of the distal leg, pain at rest and ankle joint impairment were observed. This case arrived at when we examined this case, we made the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma, which was confirmed by TC scan and RMI. The patient was then submitted to surgical ablation and in a short time he obtained full pain relief and complete healing of the bone lesion. According to the authors' opinion, this case is interesting because of the uncommon localization of the pathology and of the clinical history which could help to avoiding misunderstanding and, consequently a non-correct treatment.

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