Osteochondroma With Contiguous Bronchogenic Cyst of the Scapula

Adam I. Edelstein, Rebecca L. Linn, Michael Kevin Fritsch, Michelle Sagan

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Osteochondroma is a benign bone tumor composed of a bony protrusion with an overlying cartilage cap. Osteochondromas arise in the scapula in 3% to 5% of cases, making them the most common benign bone tumor in this location. Scapular osteochondromas cause various pathologies of the shoulder girdle, including snapping scapula syndrome, chest wall deformity, shoulder impingement, and bursa formation. Bronchogenic cyst is an exceedingly rare finding in the periscapular area. It is a congenital cystic mass lined by tracheobronchial structures and respiratory epithelium. To our knowledge, there are no reports of a contiguous osteochondroma and bronchogenic cyst. A 12-month-old boy presented with an incidentally noted mass on the spine of the scapula, which drained scant, clear fluid through an adjacent pinprick-sized hole. Imaging revealed an exostosis with an adjacent cystic mass. The mass and cyst were excised en bloc, and histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of osteochondroma with contiguous bronchogenic cyst. In this case, we present the report of a novel dual lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E355-E357
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

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