Isolated congenital bowing of femur

Case contributed by Dr Tetyana Dushenkovska

Presentation

Prenatal ultrasound showed abnormal curved right femur.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day (neonate)
Gender: Female

There is mild bowing of the right femur, convex laterally. The left femur is normal. 

Case Discussion

Congenital long bone bowing can be a manifestation of a congenital pathological condition and requires a thorough review of other systems. Isolated congenital long bone bowing can be a familial feature with AD inheritance and may improve with age.                                                                                           

Differential diagnosis for long bone bowing:

  1. campomelic dysplasia
  2. osteogenesis imperfecta
  3. kyphomelic dysplasia
  4. proximal focal femoral deficiency

This case was submitted with supervision and input from:

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

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