Multiple hereditary exostoses: A pseudoaneurysm masquerading as tumor

Multiple hereditary exostoses: A pseudoaneurysm masquerading as tumor

Hari M Trivedi, Thomas M Link, Richard J O'Donnell, Andrew E Horvai, Daria Motamedi

Abstract


Multiple hereditary exostoses is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by numerous benign osteochondromas. Complications are rare and can include deformity, growth abnormality, fracture, adventitial bursa formation, local mass effect on a nerve, malignant degeneration, and vascular complications including stenosis, occlusion, arteriovenous fistula, and pseudoaneurysm. We present a case of multiple hereditary exostoses leading to a deep femoral artery pseudoaneurysm in the proximal medial thigh with subsequent rupture and hematoma, masquerading as tumor.

Keywords


multiple hereditary exostoses; multiple hereditary osteochondromas; complications; pseudoaneurysm; hematoma; metaphyseal tumor; CT; MRI; Ultrasound



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v10i8.2849