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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158-160

Femoral neck osteochondroma in an athlete: A case report and literature review

Department of Emergency Medicine, King Khaled University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh 11324, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah D Alqarni
Department of Emergency Medicine, King Khaled University Hospital, King Saud University, P. O. Box 226638, Riyadh 11324
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.142375

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Osteochondroma is a common primary bone tumor that is most often occurring around the knee. Osteochondromas are usually asymptomatic; however, they might cause a variety of symptoms depending on their size and location. Solitary osteochondroma of the femoral neck is an exceedingly rare condition. We are describing a rare cause of groin pain and hip stiffness in an athlete. Clinical and radiological evaluation revealed that the symptoms were due to a solitary osteochondroma of the femoral neck. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only report that describing a groin pain in an athlete due to a femoral neck osteochondroma. Osteochondroma of the femoral neck should be included in the differential diagnosis of groin pain in athletes. Sport-medicine physician's awareness of these lesions together with a high index of suspicion is crucial for diagnosis.

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