Operative treatment of femoral neck osteochondroma through a digastric approach in a pediatric patient: a case report and review of the literature [review] Review uri icon
  • A digastric approach has been used successfully to treat adult patients with femoral neck osteochondromas; however, to our knowledge, this has not been described in pediatric patients with open proximal femur growth plates. A case of femoral neck osteochondroma in an 11-year-old boy is presented and treatment using a digastric approach is described. No intraoperative femoral neck fracture or postoperative avascular necrosis occurred. There is no recurrence of the tumor at the 7-year follow-up. Surgical hip dislocation through a digastric approach provides adequate exposure of the femoral neck for osteochondroma resection and this technique should be considered for such circumstances.

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    publication date
  • 2012
  • Research
  • Bone Cancer
  • Hip
  • Orthopedics
  • Panama
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
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  • 21
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  • 3