Pseudofractures of bilateral femoral necks

Case contributed by Dr Utkarsh Kabra

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Right hip pain. History of Down's syndrome.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Horizontal linear hypointensities perpendicular to the cortex in the necks of both femurs with surrounding marrow edema.

Case Discussion

Horizontal linear hypointensities perpendicular to the cortex in necks of both femurs with surrounding marrow edema likely represent pseudofractures (possibly related to osteomalacia).

There is a known association between Down's syndrome and vitamin D deficiency.

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Case information

rID: 68966
Published: 25th Jun 2019
Last edited: 17th Jul 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Getwell Poly Clinic & Hospital

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