Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 135
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-129

Non-ossifying fibroma of the right clavicle

1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
3 Department of Orthopaedics, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
4 Department of Surgery, Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
5 Department of Pathology, Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Amechi Uchenna Katchy
Davidson and Judith Consultants Clinics Km 2 Enugu Onitsha Express Road, Opposite ANBEEZ Filling Station next to Frewin Filling Station, Trans-Ekulu Enugu
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/npmj.npmj_60_18

Rights and Permissions

Non-ossifying fibromas (NOFs) or fibroxanthomas are benign intracortical, multilocular and well-circumscribed lesions, which most commonly affect children and adolescents with an estimated prevalence of 30%–40% of all normal children. They are most commonly located in the distal femoral and distal tibial metaphysis although they can also be found in the fibula and upper extremity. Clinically, NOFs are asymptomatic and are detected only incidentally on radiographs where they appear as solitary, eccentric and lytic lesion in the metaphysis of a long bone and often polycyclic in shape. In most cases, no treatment is needed for an NOF other than simple observation due to a high rate of spontaneous regression at skeletal maturity. However, surgical treatment is considered in certain cases when the NOF is large or symptoms are present. We present an unusual case of a large NOF in the right clavicle of a 27-year-old woman who came to us with a 3-year history of a painless swelling on the right side of her upper chest. Radiographic evaluation of her tumour revealed a Ritschl Stage C lesion which was subsequently treated successfully by a near-total cleidectomy without recurrence over a 4-year of the follow-up period. We concluded that open-mindedness remains an important attribute a doctor must possess in order not to miss some rather unlikely diagnosis.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded318    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal