Osteochondroma / Exostosis

Osteochondroma / Exostosis

Osteochondroma / Exostosis

It is not a true bone tumor and always a benign one. But it can turn Malignant and we need to be careful regarding that.

The features associated with sarcomatous transformation can be remembered by the mnemonic

” GLAD PAST ”

growth after skeletal maturity
lucency (new)
additional scintigraphic activity
destruction (cortical)
pain after puberty
and
soft tissue mass
thickened cartilage cap greater than 2 cm

 

About the author: Dr. Tushar Mehta

An Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a blend of academic excellence and entrepreneurship with interest in all aspects of Bones and Joints. contach him at [email protected]

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