Nutrient foramen

Case contributed by Servet Kahveci
Diagnosis certain



Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Nutrient foramen is seen as an oblique lucent line middle third of femur shaft. No fracture.

Case Discussion

Nutrient foramen is also known vascular channel a small tunnel for the entrance of blood vessels into the medullary cavity and usually seen in the shaft of long bones. It may be confused with oblique fracture on plain radiography.

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