Retrocalcaneal Bursitis due to rare Calcaneal Osteochondroma
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Osteochondroma is the most common benign tumor of the bone and is considered as a developmental lesion of the bone. Common site of osteochondroma presentation is around the knee but calcaneal osteochondroma as such is a rare entity. Osteochondromas grow during childhood through adolescence, but usually, the growth of osteochondroma ends when the epiphyseal plates close. In an adult, the growth of an osteochondroma suggests the diagnosis of a malignant transformation. However, it can also present as pressure symptom in a later phase of life. Here, we presented a case of retrocalcaneal bursitis in the late phase of life of a male farmer due to the late growth of osteochondroma. We report a case of calcaneal osteochondroma which is an extremely rare site of occurrence with painful swelling of ankle causing limitation of walking in a 58-year-old male. Surgical excision of the tumor followed by a histological confirmation reported negative for any malignant changes.

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