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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2011, Article ID 257458, 2 pages
Case Report

Xanthogranulomatous Osteomyelitis Presenting as Swelling in Right Tibia

1Department of Pathology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Manjushree Nagar, Dharwad 580009, India
2Department of Orthopedics, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad 580009, India

Received 26 July 2011; Accepted 12 September 2011

Academic Editors: I. A. Chaudhry and Y. Nagashima

Copyright © 2011 Girish Kamat et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis is a very rare form of chronic osteomyelitis which presents like a bone tumor. Three cases of xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis have been described previously in the literature. We present a case of xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis occurring in the distal part of tibia. This case presented as swelling in a 13-year-old boy. Simple curettage proved to be curative in the present case.