Chondroblastoma of the Naviculum: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 25-27 | Monish Malhotra, Sandeep Vijayan, Sourab Shetty.

Authors: Monish Malhotra [1], Sandeep Vijayan [2], Sourab Shetty [2].

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India,
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Monish Malhotra,
Department of Orthopaedics, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak – 124001, Haryana, India.


Introduction: Chondroblastoma is a benign tumor characteristically seen in the epiphyseal region of long bones. Its occurrence in the tarsal bones is extremely rare.
Case Report: We report the case of a 17-year-old girl with chondroblastoma mimicking an aneurysmal bone cyst in the naviculum. Along with the primary enbloc excision of the naviculum, a tricortical iliac crest bone graft was placed in the gap to prevent collapse of the medial longitudinal arch.
Conclusion: Chondroblastoma in uncommon sites can present with atypical features and cause dilemma in diagnosis and thereby management.
Keywords: Chondroblastoma, Bone grafting, Aneurysmal bone cyst, Tarsal bones, Naviculum.


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How to Cite this article: Malhotra M, Vijayan S, Shetty S. Chondroblastoma of theNaviculum: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Jan-Apr 2019;5(1): 25-27.

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