Patellar tumours

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Patellar tumours are extremely rare. They can be either benign or malignant primary bone tumours, or metastases

Patellar tumours represent just 0.1% of all primary bone tumours 1

Patients may present with anterior knee pain and/or a palpable mass 1,3.

Aetiology

Most (~80%) patellar tumours are benign. A non-extensive list of causes is 1-3

Bone tumours

The differential diagnosis for bone tumours is dependent on the age of the patient, with a very different set of differentials for the paediatric patient.

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Article Information

rID: 42173
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tumours of the patella
  • Patellar neoplasms
  • Patellar malignancy
  • Neoplasms of the patella
  • Patellar tumour
  • Patellar tumors
  • Patellar tumor

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