Osteitis of the cuboid on unknown foreign body
Hassane Zejjari
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;29:29. doi:10.11604/pamj..29.29.9764

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Osteitis of the cuboid on unknown foreign body

Hassane Zejjari
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 29:29. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.29.9764. Published 12 Jan 2018



This is a patient aged 35 years old, farmer, who consults for chronic fistula of the soles lasting for three months without any notion of trauma. The review found a swelling of the outer edge of the foot of inflammatory appearance with pus coming through a fistula at the top. Plain radiography shows a well limited round osteolysis recalling the appearance of an abscess of Broca. The scanner confirms the osteolysis and highlights intra-osseous foreign body. The patient underwent surgical treatment by trimming, removal of a piece of wood and curettage of the bone cavity. The outcome was favorable with disappearance of infectious signs and filling the bone cavity.


Corresponding author:
Hassane Zejjari, Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Mekns, Morroco
hasanzej@gmail.com

©Hassane Zejjari et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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