Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 174–176 | Cite as

Stress fracture of the femoral neck in a child (stress fracture)

  • D. Coldwell
  • G. W. Gross
  • D. K. Boal
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Femoral neck stress fracture is extremely rare in childhood. We report a case of femoral neck stress fracture in an 11-year-old girl. Differential diagnosis and a brief review of the literature follow.


Public Health Differential Diagnosis Femoral Neck Stress Fracture Femoral Neck Stress Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Coldwell
    • 1
  • G. W. Gross
    • 1
  • D. K. Boal
    • 1
  1. 1.The Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterPennsylvania State UniversityHersheyUSA

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