An Uncommon Cause of Anterior Knee Pain: Patellar Chondroma


KAYMAZ B. , Eroglu M., KAYMAZ N. , Ucar M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, cilt.36, ss.81-82, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mph.0b013e318292bc9d
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-82

Özet

A 16-year-old boy presented with a patellar mass and anterior knee pain without any trauma. On physical and radiologic assessment, a mass at the superolateral edge of the patella and a hyperintense lesion on T2 sequences of magnetic resonance imaging was detected. Excisional biopsy revealed a chondroma of patella. Primary bone tumors of the patella are extremely rare and occurence of chondroma in this localization is very uncommon. Although anterior knee pain is a very frequent and usually harmless, it is essential to consider the more severe disorders such as bone tumors.