Endoscopic Curettage and Bone Grafting of Intraosseous Ganglion of the Second Metatarsal.J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Jul - Aug; 59(4):807-812.JF
Intraosseous ganglion is a benign cystic lesion located in the subchondral region and in the epiphyseal areas of long and short tubular bones. It occasionally extends to the metaphysis and diaphysis regions and rarely involves the metatarsal bone. In this report, a case of intraosseous ganglion of the second metatarsal extending from metaphysis to diaphysis was presented. This presented with dull aching pain of the forefoot dorsum, and the diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. It was successfully treated by endoscopic curettage and bone grafting without the need of lengthy incision of open surgery. The patient remained asymptomatic and had no evidence of local recurrence 28 months after the surgery. This report demonstrated the feasibility of endoscopic surgery in treatment of extensive intraosseous benign lesion of the metatarsal bone.