Stress fracture of distal femur

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Runner. Left thigh pain.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Hypointense fracture line in the distal femoral metadiaphysis with surrounding bone marrow and soft-tissue edema.  

Distal femoral metadiaphyseal medial cortical non ossifiying fibroma.


The previously noted fracture at the MRI appears as subtle sclerotic line at the plain X ray.

The adjacent non ossifiying fibroma is also seen as well defined bubbly lytic lesion merging with its medial cortex and showing narrow zone of transition. 

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Case information

rID: 52443
Published: 27th Apr 2018
Last edited: 29th Apr 2018
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