Pitt pit

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Minor trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 44-year-old

Frontal pelvis, frontal and lateral right femur radiographs

Tubal ligation clips with high position of the right clip in the right flank. Normal appearance of the pelvis. Incidental sclerotic rimmed lucencies in the left superolateral femoral neck are suggestive of synovial herniation pits. No hip degenerative change. 

Case Discussion

Case showing an incidental finding in the left femur neck: Pitt pit, which corresponds to herniation of synovium or soft tissues into the bone through a cortical defect. 

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Case information

rID: 49878
Published: 9th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: rmh
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