A Rare Case of Chondromyxoid Fibroma of Calcaneum: A Case Report

Vol. 11 | Issue 1 | January-February 2023 | Page: 27-29 | Shekar Mudramaiah, Pavith Janardhan T, Ajay Krishna


Authors: Shekar Mudramaiah [1], Pavith Janardhan T [1], Ajay Krishna [1]

[1] Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Pavith Janardhan T
Fellow in Arthroplasty, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.


Chondromyxoid fibroma is a rare benign Primary tumour occurring in the calcaneum. We report a case of a 23-year-old woman with 3 months history of sudden onset right heel pain with no history of trauma. Which was exacerbated by movement such as walking and standing. A radiographic examination of the right foot and ankle revealed a lesion in the posterior part of the calcaneum. The calcaneum was further evaluated using an MRI scan which revealed a lytic lesion with clearly defined borders. The lesion was treated with curettage, iliac bone grafting, and cementing. Three months after surgery, the graft was consolidated with bone cement in place. There was no sign of recurrence at the one-year follow-up, and the patient had adequate ankle range of motion. Even though the tumour is rare, there is a need for physicians to recognize its radiological features and offer appropriate treatment options.
Keywords: Chondromyxoid fibroma, Lytic lesion, Benign primary tumour


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How to Cite this article: Mudramaiah S, Janardhan JT, Krishna A A Rare | Case of Chondromyxoid Fibroma of Calcaneum: A Case Report | Journal of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association | January-February 2023; 11(1): 27-29 |


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Calcaneal Intraosseous Lipoma: A Case Report

Vol. 10 | Issue 1 | January-February 2022 | Page: 26-28 | Bharath Raju G, Ravish V N, Naveen Kumar, B M Bharath Gowda


Authors:  Bharath Raju G [1], Ravish V N [1], Naveen Kumar [1], B M Bharath Gowda [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, KIMSH & RC, V.V Puram, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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Dr. B M Bharath Gowda,
Department of Orthopaedics, KIMSH & RC, V.V Puram, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Background: This case report is presented to increase awareness among clinicians about the existence of this rare cause of calcaneal pain. Intraosseous lipoma is a rare, benign primary tumour occurring in the bone We report a 40-year-old lady who presented with the history of one week old trauma with pain in the lateral aspect of right ankle which was clinically diagnosed to be right lateral collateral ligament sprain. The radiographs of the right ankle and heel incidentally revealed a lytic lesion. The patient had no symptoms persisting to foot and heel. MRI of right foot was suggestive of calcaneal stage 2 intra osseous lipoma. In view of the subchondral location of the lesion, prophylactically the lesion was treated with curettage and bone grafting to prevent the pathological fracture. The post-operative radiographs demonstrated continued remodelling and healing of the graft site. The patient was followed up on an OPD basis and made a full recovery with good patient compliance. Even though this tumour is rare, there is a need for physicians to recognize its radiological findings and offer the appropriate treatment options. It is also important for primary care physicians to be aware that there are other causes of heel pain than the common suspects.
Keywords: Intraosseous lipoma, Heel pain, Lytic lesion, Benign primary tumour


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How to Cite this article:  Raju G B, Ravish VN, Kumar N, Gowda BMB | Calcaneal Intraosseous Lipoma: A Case Report | Journal of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association | January-February 2022; 10(1): 26-28.


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