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Unusual causes of calf swelling--3. Popliteal vein obstruction by an osteochondroma of the proximal tibia.
  1. A. J. Prosser,
  2. I. J. Brenkel,
  3. M. Pearse,
  4. P. J. Gregg
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK.


    Vascular complications of osteochondroma are uncommon. We report a case of popliteal vein obstruction by an osteochondroma, arising from the proximal tibia, in which the diagnosis was initially missed. The pathogenesis and management of these complications are discussed.

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