Volume 2 | Issue 2 | JOCR April – June 2012 | Page 10-13 | Dharmadhikari RP
Painful Snapping and Pseudo-winging Scapula due to a large Scapular Osteochondroma
Rohit Prakash Dharmadhikari
Mumbai Port Trust Hospital Mumbai, India
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Introduction:Osteochondromas are common benign bone tumours. They are usually seen in metaphyses of long bones and are seldom found in flat bones like scapula. When present in scapula, they may cause abnormal scapulothoracic movements leading to pain, snapping and winging of scapula.
Case Report:We describe the case of a middle-aged woman with painful snapping and pseudo-winging of scapula due to a large osteochondroma. The patient was treated with open resection with relief of symptoms.
Conclusion: Pseudo-winging and snapping scapula can be rarely caused by scapular osteochondromas even in cases presenting in fourth decade. These lesion respond well to surgical excision.
Keywords: Osteochondroma, Snapping Scapula, Pseudo-winging Scapula
How to Cite This Article:
Dharmadhikari RP. Painful snapping and pseudo-winging scapula due to a large scapular osteochondroma. J Orthopaedic Case Reports 2012 April-June;2(2):10-13. Available from: http://test.jocr.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/FINAL-Article-4-page-wise-Painful-Snapping-and-Pseudo-winging-Scapula-due-to-a-large-Scapular-Osteochondroma.pdf