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Chondroblastoma of the cuboid with an associated aneurysmal bone cyst: a case report

Yasir Jamal Sepah1*, Masood Umer2, Khurram Minhas3 and Kamran Hafeez4

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1 Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi-74800, Pakistan

2 Department of Surgery (Orthopedics) Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi-74800, Pakistan

3 Department of Pathology Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi-74800, Pakistan

4 Department of Orthopedics Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi-74800, Pakistan

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Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007, 1:135  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-1-135

Published: 14 November 2007


We report the case of a young adult who presented with a painful foot due to chondroblastoma associated with an aneurismal bone cyst.

Chondroblastoma is a rare benign cartilaginous neoplasm that accounts for approximately 1% of all bone tumors and characteristically arises in the epiphysis of a long bone, particularly the humerus, tibia, and femur. Chondroblastoma can affect people of all ages. It is, however, most common in children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 20 years. Association of chondroblastoma with aneurysmal bone cyst is well documented however this association has only once been reported in the cuboid.

Imaging techniques should be supplemented with an open biopsy for the final diagnosis. Management with curettage, use of high speed burr and bone grafting has shown very good outcomes.