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Man Cured of A Rare Condition of Oncogenic Osteomalacia at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

  • A 39-year-old was cured of a rare condition of Oncogenic Osteomalacia at Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
  • The patient has been suffering acute pain for the past two years as none of the treatments could resolve his medical case.
  • Consequently, by the time arrived at Apollo Hospital, he was wheel-chaired.
  • Because of his long medical records of unresolved treatments a detailed clinical work-up was done.
  • With a very low serum phosphorus and hydroxy vitamin D levels, endocrinologist, Dr. N.K Narayana diagnosed him with Oncogenic Osteomalacia.
  • This condition occurs due to a tiny benign tumour which is often difficult to locate.
  • These tumours are usually found in the feet, hands and in the facial region.
  • Dr Chidambaranathan, Radiologist located a small tumor in the right trochanter which was found to be metabolically very active.
  • This kind of benign tumour is pathologically known as "atypical spindle cell tumour".
  • After much investigations, the patient underwent surgery and was almost relieved of the excruciating pain he was going through.
  • Later, another tumour relapsed right below the place where the previous one had been.
  • He has been put under long acting Octreotide injections now so that further development of the tumour can be curtailed and it can be cured.     


Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 23-Nov-2016

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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