Desmoid Tumor of Ilio-Acetabular Region with Articular Cartilage Breach: A Case Report

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Very rare presentation of Desmoid tumor and successful treatment of the same

Case Report |  Volume 3 | Issue 4 | JOCR Oct-Dec 2013 | Page 16-18 | Prasad H, G Jagadesh

DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.124

Authors: Prasad H[1], G Jagadesh[1]

[1]Dept. Of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balaji Institute of  Surgery,Research and Rehabilitation for Disabled (B.I.R.R.D ) Hospital Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. India.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr Himanshu Prasad, Assistant Prof, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Balaji Institute of Surgery,Research and Rehabilitation for Disabled (B.I.R.R.D ) hospital Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. India. Email:


Introduction: Desmoid tumor of bone is a rare benign tumor. It is reported commonly in mandibular and meta-diaphyseal region of long bones. We report involvement of unusual site in ilio-acetabular region with breach in articular cartilage.

Case Report: A 40 year old female presented with pain in the left hip. Radiologically, a lytic lesion at ilio-acetabular region was seen. Intra-operatively breach in acetabular roof was seen which was missed in the scan. Curettage and defect reconstruction was done. Histopathology reported as desmoid tumor. 20 months post-operatively patient was symptom free.

Conclusion: Desmoid tumor is a rare bone tumor. This case report emphasizes about the rarity of the lesion in this location and the rare chances of breach in articular cartilage of the joint. The chances of recurrences are high with intralesional curettage.

Keywords: Lytic lesion, Desmoid tumor, ilio-acetabular region, breach in articular margin.


How to Cite This Article: Prasad H, G Jagadesh. Desmoid Tumor of Ilio-Acetabular Region with Articular Cartilage Breach: A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2013 Oct-Dec ;3(4): 16-18. Available from:

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