Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : September | Volume : 10 | Issue : 9 | Page : TD05 - TD06

Osteochondroma Complicated by a Popliteal Vein Aneurysm- A Rare Case Report TD05-TD06

Sonali Sethi, Meenakshi Prakash, Anil Dhal, Sunil Kumar Puri

Dr. Sonali Sethi,
31/29, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110008, India.

Osteochondroma is the most common benign skeletal tumour. It frequently causes pain and local symptoms, however, vascular complications are rare. The popliteal artery is more commonly affected and there are isolated case reports of popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm in literature. However, venous complications are extremely rare. We hereby report a case of 21-year-old male patient with distal femoral osteochondroma complicated by a popliteal venous aneurysm and deep vein thrombosis. This association has not been described in the past. The patient was put on anticoagulants as he refused surgery and was asymptomatic at six months follow-up. Awareness of this complication is important for timely diagnosis and surgical management as it is a source of life threatening pulmonary thromboembolism.