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Heriditary Multiple Exostoses a case report

Heriditary Multiple Exostoses a case report

Dr Ujjwala S Keskar, Dr Sanjay A Natu

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Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME) is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting rapidly growing bones. It usually presents after the age of two years as multiple bony growths on the appendicular skeleton. Although exostoses are benign, they are often associated with characteristic progressive skeletal deformities and may cause clinical symptoms because of mechanical pressure on surrounding tendon, nerves, and vessels. The most common deformities include short stature, limb-length discrepancies, valgus deformities of the knee and ankle, asymmetry of the pectoral and pelvic girdles, bowing of the radius with ulnar deviation of the wrist and subluxation of the radiocapitellar joint . Malignant transformation to chondrosarcoma is seen in 0.5 to 5 % cases [1, 2, 7, 8].It is a rare condition (incidence of 1/50000) , not commonly seen in our country .