Intraosseous hemangioma of the femur

Case contributed by Dr Vougiouklis Nikos


82 years old lady scanned for left hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 82 yrs
Gender: Female

Oblique reconstructed CT from thin section CT axial images demonstrate a mixed dense and lytic lesion expanding the metaphysis of the left femur. This is non aggressive lesion as it is has narrow margins, no periosteal reaction and no soft tissue mass.  

Coarsened trabeculae fill the modularly cavity and affect the cortex too.
The bone density of  the femoral neck, of the trochanters and of the femoral epiphysis is diminished.

Case Discussion

A diagnosis of hemangioma was given after a biopsy 11 years ago.

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Case information

rID: 19417
Published: 6th Sep 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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