Case Reports and Series| Volume 56, ISSUE 6, P1269-1275, November 2017

Osteochondroma of the Cuboid: A Case Report


      Osteochondromas are common benign exostoses with <1% of pedal occurrences. Several cases of osteochondromas have been previously reported in the foot and ankle but none from the cuboid. In the present study, we report a case of osteochondroma originating from the cuboid in a 29-year-old male patient. The patient presented with an aching and shooting pain to his left foot that had progressed during the course of 3 years. Originally diagnosed as a fibroma, the patient had undergone cortisone injections that did not help with his symptoms. Radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an osteochondroma to the patient’s left cuboid. Surgical removal of the tumor confirmed the diagnosis. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery and had no recurrence after 1.5 years of follow-up. In conclusion, although osteochondromas are rare in the foot and ankle and most are benign, they can result in many symptoms and can impair patients’ quality of life, such as occurred in our patient. Recommendations for surgical excision should be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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