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Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology:
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318292bc9d
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An Uncommon Cause of Anterior Knee Pain: Patellar Chondroma

Kaymaz, Burak MD*; Eroglu, Mehmet MD; Kaymaz, Nazan MD; Ucar, Mehmet MD§

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Abstract

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.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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