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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-76

Symptomatic nonossifying fibroma: Is prophylactic fixation warranted?

Department of Orthopaedics, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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George Shaji
Department of Orthopaedics, Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_4_21

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Nonossifying fibroma (NOF) is a nonneoplastic lesion of the long bones which are rarely seen after skeletal maturity. The disorder is most often asymptomatic, discovered incidentally on plain radiographs and spontaneous regression over the years is typical. Nevertheless, larger lesions are at an increased risk of pathological fracture and together with atypical radiographic features can cause concern leading to consultations in orthopedic oncology clinics. A correct diagnosis can be established after a careful study of the patient's history and clinical status together with different imaging modalities and histologic characterization of the lesion. Surgical treatment may be required to forestall fractures in symptomatic lesions. Recurrence is rare after surgical intervention. Here, we report an interesting case of a pathological fracture through a symptomatic NOF with a 1-year follow-up, after surgical intervention.

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