Isolated congenital bowing of femur

Case contributed by Dr Tetyana Dushenkovska


0-day-old baby girl with prenatal ultrasound showing abnormal curved left femur.

Patient Data

Age: newborn
Gender: Female

There is mild bowing of the right femur. 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. Compomelic Dysplasia
  2. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  3. Kyphomelic Dysplasia
  4. Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency


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: 47554
Case created: 21st Aug 2016
Last edited: 25th Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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