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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

, 18:103

Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis

Abstract

BackgroundThe cementoma is a common disease of the dental root apex, which generally occurs in the maxilla and the mandible, but the cementoma occurring in the long bone is rare. Moreover, the incidence of cementoma in the calcaneus is extremely infrequent.

Case presentationThe present study reports an unusual case of a 19-year-old girl, who complained of pain in the left heel. Subsequent radiographs and computed tomography CT were used in the diagnosis. The imaging features of the lesion included a radiopaque matrix and radiolucent tissue, particularly an arc-shaped fat band. An excisional biopsy was performed. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of cementoma in the calcaneus. After the operation, the patient was followed up without recurrence.

ConclusionsImaging examination plays an important role in the differential diagnosis of cementoma of the calcaneus.

KeywordsCementoma Calcaneus Radiography Computerized tomography AbbreviationsCTComputered tomography

HUHounsfield Units

WHOWorld Health Organization

Xiaona Li and Zhigang Peng are co-first authors

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Author: Xiaona Li - Zhigang Peng - Mahrukh Latif - Abhinav Kumar - Wei Chen - Zekun Zhang

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