Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 127, Issue 4, pp 299–302 | Cite as

Percutaneous resection of a patellar osteoid osteoma using a cannulated skin punch biopsy needle

  • Levent AltinelEmail author
  • Bumin Degirmenci
  • Kamil Cagri Kose
  • Onder Sahin
Case Report


Patella is a very rare localization for osteoid osteoma. Non-specific knee complaints and difficulty to distinguish nidus in direct radiographs may cause a delay in diagnosis and make the definite diagnosis troublesome. The most effective and non-invasive method in treatment of osteoma is CT guided excision of the nidus. We present a case of patellar osteoid osteoma diagnosed by MRI scans. After being marked under CT guidance, the lesion was completely excised with a skin punch. We propose that, this method is both minimal invasive and effective in the management of patellar osteoid osteoma.


Osteoid osteoma Patella Percutaneous resection Bone neoplasm Cannulated skin punch 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Levent Altinel
    • 1
  • Bumin Degirmenci
    • 2
  • Kamil Cagri Kose
    • 1
  • Onder Sahin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery Afyon Kocatepe University, School of MedicineAfyonTurkey
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAfyon Kocatepe University, School of MedicineAfyonTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Pathology Afyon Kocatepe University, School of MedicineAfyonTurkey

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