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CASE REPORT

Spontaneous regression of osteochondroma of the distal femur: A pediatric case report and literature review


1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital, Taoyuan; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Sheng-Hao Wang,
No. 325, Section 2, Cheng-Gong Road, Taipei
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_60_18

Spontaneous regression of an osteochondroma of the distal femur is unusual. This report highlights the spontaneous regression of a sessile osteochondroma of the distal femur in a 9-year-old boy which resolved over a 4-year period. The mechanism underlying regression of the tumor is discussed with a review of previous reports. Since this type of osteochondroma can spontaneously resolve, conservative treatment is always the first choice to avoid unnecessary surgery.


 

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