DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.jcrt_1897_21 ISSN: 0973-1482

Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation Nora’s lesion: Case report of two cases with review of the literature

Vindhyaprabha Hegde, Varuna Mallya, Reena Tomar, Nita Khurana, Lalit Maini
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology
  • General Medicine


Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation (BPOP) is also known as Nora’s disease. It is a benign lesion. Even though recent studies showed probable neoplastic etiology, the exact cause is unknown. BPOP commonly involves small bones of hands and feet. This condition is rare and very few cases are reported. In this report, two cases are presented with clinical, radiological, and histopathological findings. The first case was a 38-year-old female presented with 3-year history of mild painful swelling in the left middle finger and the second case was a 28-year-old male with the left leg swelling for 8 years. On radiology, both cases showed surface lesion with uninvolved medullary cavity. Excision specimen of both the lesions subjected for histopathological examination. Microscopically, there was irregular maturation of the bone and cartilage. Cartilage showed purplish-blue color (blue bone) with bizarre chondrocytes. BPOP is a rare benign condition. Awareness of clinical radiological and microscopic findings is needed for correct diagnosis and to differentiate it from other mimicking benign and malignant conditions.

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