Journal article

Fractured osteochondroma presenting with popliteal pseudoaneurysm: Case report and review of literature

Reuben Jian-Yuan Chen, Sara Dawen Qi, Roel HD Vaes, Claudia Di Bella, Raoul Mayer

JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY CASES AND INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Osteochondroma, the most common tumor of bone, is usually asymptomatic. Vascular complications are an atypical presentation and include true or false aneurysm formation, deep venous thrombosis, and arterial insufficiency. A review of the English literature identified 130 cases of osteochondroma-related vascular complications. We describe the case of a 38-year-old man presenting with left calf pain and swelling who was diagnosed with the rare constellation of a popliteal pseudoaneurysm and incidental peroneal vein thrombosis secondary to a fractured femoral sessile osteochondroma. This was treated with resection of the osteochondroma, excision of the aneurysm, and primary end-to-end anastomos..

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