Cortical desmoid and the four clinical scenarios.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We reviewed four patients diagnosed with a cortical desmoid lesion at the distal posterior medial femur. Each case reflects a clinical scenario that can be present. Cortical desmoid is a benign, self-limited entity which occasionally can exhibit aggressive radiologic features. Here, we present the specific imaging features in association with patients history and clinical findings facilitating establishment of correct diagnosis. Exact diagnosis is important in order to avoid unnecessary biopsy and complicated therapeutic strategies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kontogeorgakos, VA; Xenakis, T; Papachristou, D; Korompilias, A; Kanellopoulos, A; Beris, A; Brigman, B

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 779 - 785

PubMed ID

  • 18612646

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1434-3916

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00402-008-0687-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany