Case Reports and Series| Volume 58, ISSUE 4, P762-765, July 2019

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Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Talus: A Case Report

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      Benign fibrous histiocytoma (BFH) is a rare benign primary bone lesion that occurs most frequently in the nonmetaphysis region of the long bones and the pelvic bones. The talus is a rare location for a BFH, which has not been reported previously in the literature. We report the case of a 19-year-old male patient with BFH of the talus, who was treated with curettage, followed by filling of the bone defect with calcium phosphate cement. The patient was free of pain and without local recurrence 5 years after the surgery. We describe the detailed radiographic findings of this rare lesion and discuss the differential diagnosis of such talar lesions.

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