Giant periosteal chondroma of proximal humerus extending on both sides of axillary nerve managed by surgical excision through deltoid split approach via shoulder strap incision : A case report

Vol 35 | Issue 2 | May-Aug 2020 | page: 50-52 |  Kumar Keshav¹


Authors:  Kumar Keshav¹

¹Apex Trauma Centre, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of
Medical Sciences,Rae Bareli road, Vrindavan Yojna, Lucknow, U.P.

Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Kumar Keshav,
Apex Trauma Centre, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences,Rae Bareli road, Vrindavan Yojna, Lucknow, U.P., PIN- 226029
E-mail: keshav4700@yahoo.co.in


Abstract:
Periosteal chondromas are relatively rare (<2%) amongst the benign bone tumours and giant periosteal chondromas (size in largest dimension >5 cm) are rarer still. It is often confused radiologically with more aggressive malignant tumours of bone. This case report is about a giant periosteal chondroma of the left proximal humerus in a 22 year old male wherein axillary nerve was passing through almost the mid of the lesion. Deltoid split approach via Edinburgh Shoulder strap incision was used to access the tumour which was then removed by marginal excision and intralesional curettage. Axillary nerve was preserved. Histopathologically, there was no signs of malignancy and the diagnosis of periosteal chondroma was confirmed. At 9 months of follow-up, clinicoradiologically there are no signs of recurrence, patient is asymptomatic and performing his normal routine activities.

Keywords: Giant periosteal chondroma, Shoulder strap incision, Axillary nerve


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How to Cite this Article: Keshav K | Giant periosteal chondroma of proximal humerus extending on both sides of axillary nerve managed by surgical excision through deltoid split approach via shoulder strap incision : A case report | Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases | May-Aug 2020;35(2):50-52.


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