Cortical desmoid

Case contributed by Craig Hacking

Presentation

Sports injury.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
x_ray

Alignment is normal. No fracture or joint effusion. A well-defined lucency at the posterior cortical margin of the medial distal posterior femur is in keeping with a cortical desmoid.

Case Discussion

Cortical desmoid is a do not touch lesion. It represents a 'tug' lesion, due to repetitive stress at the attachment of the medial head of gastrocnemius or distal adductor magnus at the posterior medial aspect of the distal femoral metaphysis

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.