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Teruel-Gonzalez V.M.,Hospital Comarcal Santiago Apostol | Vicente-Zuluaga M.,Hospital Comarcal Santiago Apostol | Oncalada-Calderon E.,Hospital Comarcal Santiago Apostol
Revista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia | Year: 2010

Introduction: To look into the liposclerosing myxofibrous tumor, a rare benign tumor formation with a predilection for the proximal femur. Clinical case: We present a case treated in our hospital. We performed curettage and filling of the defect with an iliac crest graft; the lesion had initially been diagnosed as a one cyst/enchondroma in the hip. The pathological study revealed the presence of a liposclerosing myxofibrous tumor. Although this diagnosis was not suspected, the treatment administered was correct and the patient evolved satisfactorily. Conclusions: The liposclerosing myxofibrous tumor is a rare condition. Its presence may be suspected when the X-ray reveals a lytic lesion, with variable sclerotic margins, lodged in the femoral epiphysis or proximal shaft. There is no unanimous acceptance of this entity in the literature, with some authors claiming that it could be a variant of fibrous dysplasia. © 2008 SECOT.

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