Case contributed by Guilherme Pioli Resende


Patient referred to the radiology service for routine examination. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Accessory ossicle (fabella) at the lateral head insertion of the gastrocnemius muscle can be seen bilaterally.

Case Discussion

Fabella is an accessory ossicle relatively common in the general population, representing a normal radiological finding without clinical relevance.

Contributed by Dr. Hemilianna Hadassa Silva Matozinho M.D. and Dr. Arthemizio Antônio Lopes Rocha M.D.

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