RESEARCH ARTICLE


A Rare Periosteal Diaphyseal Lesion of the Ulna



Matthias Erschbamer 1, Beata Bode 2, Florian M Buck 3, Bruno Fuchs*, 1
1 Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
2 Department of Pathology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
3 Department of Radiology, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland; Tel: +41 (0) 44 386 1663; Fax: +41 (0) 44 386 1669; E-mail: bruno.fuchs@balgrist.ch


Abstract

Periosteal lesions of the ulna diaphysis are rare, include a wide spectrum of tumors, and may cause considerable diagnostic problems. Surgical treatment may vary widely, based on an accurate diagnosis. We present the case of a periosteal, extraskeletal low grade myxoid chondrosarcoma of the ulna diaphysis. The surgical therapy included an en-bloc resection with allograft reconstruction. The patient showed a favorable outcome. Careful preoperative evaluation and planning are imperative to obtain a satisfactory oncological and functional outcome, especially with uncommon tumor presentations at rare locations.

Keywords: Allograft, diaphyseal lesion, periosteal, ulna.