J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2008 Feb;43(1):135-138. 10.4055/jkoa.2008.43.1.135.

Osteochondroma of the Talus: A Report of Two Cases

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. wsleeos@kyuh.co.kr


An osteochondroma is one of the most common benign bone tumors. The bones of the foot are less commonly involved, and there are only a few case reports of talar osteochondroma. There are no case reports of a talar osteochondroma in Korea. We report two cases of the osteochondroma in the talus.


Talus; Osteochondroma

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  • Fig. 1 Radiographs of the right ankle show a mass at the anteromedial part of the talus continuous with the cortex and medulla of the talus.

  • Fig. 2 Computed tomography of the right ankle shows a lobulated osseous mass measuring 1.6×2.0×2.5 cm arising from the talus. (A) Sagittal view. (B) 3-dimensional view.

  • Fig. 3 (A) Excised gross specimen. (B) The pathology finding was consistent with an osteochondroma with the typical findings of a cartilage cap (H&E; ×20).

  • Fig. 4 Radiograh (A) and Computed tomograph (B) of the ankle show a 1.5×2.3×1.0 cm sized lobulated mass with a broad based stalk on the anteromedial part of the talus that was connected to medullary cavity of the talus.


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