Case contributed by Dr. Guilherme Pioli Resende


Patient referred to the radiology service for routine examination. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Accessory ossicle (fabella) at the lateral head insertion of the gastrocnemius muscle can be seen bilaterally.

Case Discussion

Fabella is an accessory ossicle relatively common in the general population, representing a normal radiological finding without clinical relevance.

Contributed by Dr. Hemilianna Hadassa Silva Matozinho M.D. and Dr. Arthemizio Antônio Lopes Rocha M.D.

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Case information

rID: 82150
Published: 16th Sep 2020
Last edited: 20th Sep 2020
Tag: fabella
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal

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