• Mehroze Zamir Liaquat National Hospital and Postgraduate medical institute, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
  • Nasir Ahmed Liaquat National Hospital and Postgraduate medical institute, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
  • Faizan Iqbal Baqai Medical University Karachi
  • Syed Wajahat Kamal Patel Hospital Karachi



Osteochondroma, exostosis, pelvis, excision, ilium, abdominal wall/surgery


Osteochondroma are the most common benign tumours of the bone presenting in the young age group. Commonly found at the metaphysis of the long bones and mostly pedunculated; atypical locations and sessile appearances have also been described in literature. Due to the risk of conversion to malignant chondrosarcoma, the recommended treatment of these lesions is complete excision. We encountered a similar sessile growth in the pelvic region of a 21-year-old male with complaints of pain and swelling. After thorough investigation, excisional biopsy was performed and abdominal wall repair was reinforced with a polypropylene mesh. Careful evaluation, adequate investigations and meticulous surgical treatment can avoid potential problems in managing these tumours

Author Biographies

Mehroze Zamir, Liaquat National Hospital and Postgraduate medical institute, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Senior resident, department of orthopaedics

Nasir Ahmed, Liaquat National Hospital and Postgraduate medical institute, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan

Assistant Professor and Consultant Dept of Orthopedics

Faizan Iqbal, Baqai Medical University Karachi

Assistant Professor, Dept of Orthopedics

Syed Wajahat Kamal, Patel Hospital Karachi

Senior Registrar, Dept of Orthopedics


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