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Adductor longus tendon tear - full-thickness

Case contributed by Dr Pavan Borra


Injured while playing football (soccer).

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Full-thickness tear of left adductor longus tendon from its origin with retracted tendon. T2/STIR hyperintense collection surrounding the ruptured tendon. No osseous injury identified.

Bilateral hydrocele.

Case Discussion

Adductor longus tears are commonly seen in sports-related injuries of the groin. They may be associated with chronic osseous changes of the pubic symphysis in cases of repetitive microtrauma.

Clinical differential diagnosis includes a strangulated inguinal hernia.

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Case information

rID: 68429
Published: 30th May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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