Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 413–419 | Cite as

Chondroblastoma of the patella

  • Richard P. MoserJr.
  • Dean M. Brockmole
  • Tuyethoa N. Vinh
  • Mark J. Kransdorf
  • Jun Aoki


This study reviews 16 cases of chondroblastoma of the patella which constitute nearly 6% of a large group of chondroblastomas scattered throughout the skeleton. Both radiologic and histologic appearances of chondroblastomas of the patella are indistinguishable from those of chondroblastomas arising in other sites. A reasonable differential diagnosis, including chondromalacia patella, is discussed together with important therapeutic considerations.

Key words

Chondroblastoma Bone tumor Chondroblastoma of patella Patella 


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© International Skeletal Society 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard P. MoserJr.
    • 5
    • 4
  • Dean M. Brockmole
    • 1
  • Tuyethoa N. Vinh
    • 2
  • Mark J. Kransdorf
    • 3
    • 4
  • Jun Aoki
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyPolyclinical Medical CenterHarrisburgPennsylvania
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic PathologyArmed Forces Institute of PathologyWashington, D.C.
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyWalter Reed Army Medical CenterWashington, D.C.
  4. 4.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesda
  5. 5.Department of Radiologic PathologyArmed Forces Institute of PathologyWashington, D.C.USA

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