Pseudoaneurysms Masquerading as Malignant Bone Tumours XD03-XD05
Dr. Ashish Gulia,
Room 93, BST OPD, Main building, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai-400012, India.
Swelling around the knees can be due to both neoplastic as well as non neoplastic aetiology. One of the rare cause for the same is pseudoaneurysm. Pseudoaneurysms can mimic a bone tumor or a soft tissue sarcoma. Pseudoanuerysms result because of the gradual growth occurring due to constant arterial pressure and development of a reactive fibrous capsule. Inappropriate diagnosis and management of these lesions may result in major morbidity and rarely mortality. We present two cases of pseudoaneurysms around the knees which were misdiagnosed as osteogenic sarcomas. These cases also stress on the importance of multidisciplinary care in preventing avoidable morbidity, mortality and providing safe and optimal care to the patients.