Patellar tumors

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 27 Jul 2022

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

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

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: GCT
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  • Case 2: metastasis
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