Case Report: Tibial and fibular osteochondroma as an unusual cause of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome

Jamil Victor de Oliveira Mariúba, Marcone Lima Sobreira, Winston Bonetti Yoshida, Eduardo Savio de Oliveira Mariúba, Hamilton de Almeida Rollo, Regina Moura, Matheus Bertanha, Rodrigo Gibin Jaldin, Rafael Elias Farres Pimenta, Paula Angeleli Bueno de Camargo, Mariana Thais Silva Secondo
  • F1000Research, February 2018, Faculty of 1000, Ltd.
  • DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.13648.1

A rare cause for a common leg circulation disorder

What is it about?

Familial osteochondromatosis is a bone disease that is hereditary and causes changes in the shape of bones. These changes can compress vascular structures and cause pain in walking, thrombosis, and even amputation.

Why is it important?

This condition is important because it is a not so rare disease that can cause vascular disease in young individuals with disabling potential.


Jamil Mariúba
Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu

After this first description of the condition in the literature, it is possible that the disease and this complication are more described, and thus we know its real prevalence.

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The following have contributed to this page: Jamil Mariúba and RODRIGO JALDIN