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Slow flow vascular malformation - knee

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Knee pain - Few days.

Patient Data

Age: about 50 yrs
Gender: Male

Knee one leg standing radiograph - Reduction of medial femoro-tibial compartment.

Knee lateral radiograph - Suprapatellar tissue shows inhomogeneous fat and soft tissue density along with one / two tiny calcification foci.  Infrapatellar fat pad shows normal fat denstiy.

A vascular malformation was suspected in suprapatellar region. Ultrasound was done.


Anechoic, serpentine, compressible channels were seen in suprapatellar region. Flow singals were present in these channels. 

Case Discussion

Findings favor slow flow vascular malformation in anterior suprapatellar knee.

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