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Osteochondromas of the Bilateral Tali
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2006;10:113-116
Published online December 1, 2006
© 2006 J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.

Hwang, Chan-Ha;Kang, Shin-Taeg;Kim, Bo-Hyun;Byun, Jae-Yong;Jung, In-Ho;Shin, Hyang-Mi;Kim, Dae-Joong

"Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Cheongju St. Mary’s Hospital, Cheongju, Korea Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Catholic University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea*"
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Benign and malignant tumors are found in the foot, although the incidence is low. The most common bone tumor in the foot is osteochondroma, which is thought to develop in bones that form through the process of enchondral ossification. In particularly, osteochondromas in the foot mostly occur in metatarsal bones and phalanges. It is seldom found in talus. It is usually confused with osteophyte or enthesis. We report an osteochondroma case confirmed by roentgenographical and pathological investigation, after removing the masses form bilateral tali of a 19-year-old male patient presented with bilateral ankle joint pain for three years.
Keywords : Talus; Osteochondroma


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