Occurrence of osteochondromatosis (multiple cartilaginous exostoses) in a domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus)

Simone de Brot, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Enric Vidal, Joaquim Segalés

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Osteochondromatosis is a condition in which multiple benign, cartilage-capped tumors arise from the surface of bones formed by endochondral ossification. The current report describes the presence of 4 prominent exophytic masses, measuring between 4 and 13 cm in diameter, arising from the surface of the ribs, and located within the thoracic cavity, in a 2-year-old female domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). Histological studies revealed that masses were well-differentiated, cartilage-capped proliferations with an orderly pattern of endochondral mineralization toward deeper areas. The observed gross and microscopic findings are characteristic of osteochondromatosis. © 2013 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-602
JournalJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2013


  • Multiple cartilage exostoses
  • osteochondroma
  • ribs
  • swine
  • tumor


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