Arthroscopic excision of acetabular osteoid osteoma in a 7-year-old patient.


Asik M., Ersen A., Polat G., Bilgili F., Tunali O.

Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA, vol.23, no.11, pp.3432-5, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to present the case report of a 7-year-old patient who was treated with hip arthroscopy for an acetabular osteoid osteoma. A 7-year-old patient was referred to our clinic with hip pain. In the assessment of the patient, an acetabular osteoid osteoma was detected in his right hip; it was adjacent to his triradiate cartilage. An arthroscopic surgery was planned as an alternative to open safe hip dislocation. The osteoid osteoma was completely removed with hip arthroscopy. Postoperative CT scanning and histopathological analysis confirmed the diagnosis. Exposure of the acetabulum can be problematic in paediatric patients due to the potential risks of open safe dislocation. Hip arthroscopy can safely be used for benign hip lesions in paediatric patients. Level of evidence Case report, Level V.