Intra-Capsular Chondroma of the knee: A Case Report
Essekkal M, Hammani Y, El hayane M,
Marzouki A, Boutayeb F
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Received on: July 29, 2017, Accepted on: September 14, 2017, Published on: September 21, 2017
Citation: Essekkal M, Hammani Y, El hayane M, Marzouki A, Boutayeb F (2017). Intra-Capsular Chondroma of the knee: A Case Report
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Intra-capsular chondroma of the knee is a rare benign cartilaginous tumor resulting from extra synovial etaplasia. Typically located at the lower part of the patella Some authors view this mentit as a late form of Hoffa disease. This would explain the similar localization of these two pathologies.
We describe clinical, paraclinical and perioperative images of an intracapsular chondroma of the right knee evolving for 2 years in a young patient of 35 years. The standard radiographs of the right knee face and profil showed an opacity in the infra-patellar soft parts, well limited in comparison with the patellar tendon, without any associa Ted bone lesions.
MRI showed the cartilaginous nature of the lesion and indicated its intimate relationship with the patellar tendon which is pushed out. The tumor is in hypo-signal in T1 and hypersignal in T2.
Internal parapatellar excision revealed a very limited cartilaginous tumor extra synovial within the hoffa and adherent to the patellar tendon. The diagnosis of intracapsular chondroma was confirmed by pathological examination.
The postoperative sequences were simple.
Keywords: Chondroma, knee, Magnetic Resonance Imaging