Growth arrest lines

Case contributed by Colin J Parker
Diagnosis certain


20 month old female with no past medical history presents with concern for non-accidental trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 20 months
Gender: Female

No acute displaced fracture or dislocation. Alternating sclerotic transverse lines are seen in the metaphysis of bilateral distal femurs and proximal tibiae consistent with growth arrest lines.

Case Discussion

This case was submitted with supervision and input from:

Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center    

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