Fibrous cortical defect

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Twisted ankle at soccer. Slight swelling.

Patient Data

Age: Child.
Gender: Male

Ankle x-rays

Modality: X-ray

Two views of the ankle demonstrate an incidental well circumscribed lucency in the diametaphyseal region of the distal tibia. It has a sharply defined sclerotic border, no periosteal reaction and no matrix mineralisation. 

Distribution of fibrous cortical defects (FCD).

Modality: Diagram

.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the characteristic appearance and location of a fibrous cortical defect. The main importance of this entity is to recognise it and not confuse it with a more serious lesion. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 7208
Case created: 16th Sep 2009
Last edited: 5th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.