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Patellar tumors are extremely rare. They can be either benign or malignant primary bone tumors, or metastases.
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Patellar tumors represent just 0.1% of all primary bone tumors 1.
Patients may present with anterior knee pain and/or a palpable mass 1,3.
Most (~80%) patellar tumors are benign. A non-extensive list of causes is 1-3:
- giant cell tumor (most common)
- chondroblastoma (second most common)
- aneurysmal bone cyst
- 1. Singh J, James SL, Kroon HM et-al. Tumour and tumour-like lesions of the patella-a multicentre experience. Eur Radiol. 2009;19 (3): 701-12. doi:10.1007/s00330-008-1180-x - Pubmed citation
- 2. Mercuri M, Casadei R. Patellar tumors. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2001; (389): 35-46. Pubmed citation
- 3. Song M, Zhang Z, Wu Y et-al. Primary tumors of the patella. World J Surg Oncol. 2015;13 (1): 163. doi:10.1186/s12957-015-0573-y - Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation