Growth arrest lines

Case contributed by Dr Colin J Parker


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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Case information

rID: 50421
Published: 5th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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