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South African Journal of Sports Medicine

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Osteoid osteoma of the fibula in a female rugby player

MWJ Meirhaeghe, PL Viviers, JH Kirby, JT Viljoen

Abstract


Osteoid osteomas are benign osteoblastic tumours encountered relatively commonly among skeletal lesions. Despite distinct clinical findings, atypical presentations make for a challenging or delayed diagnosis which may negatively affect a patient’s quality of life in the interim. We present the case of a young female rugby player with a subperiosteal osteoid osteoma of the distal fibula – a rare location for this type of tumour.



http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2413-3108/2013/v25i4a351
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