Periosteal Desmoid

  • Liliana G. Olvi
  • Eduardo Santini-AraujoEmail author


A hypocellular variant of fibrous cortical defect – localized in the posterior surface of the distal femur.

Radiologically it is seen as an irregular lytic lesion in the cortex. Histologically it looks like a hypocellular variant of the group of fibrous defects. Treatment: Frequently lesions can be confidently diagnosed based on radiographic features and puncture needle or surgical biopsy, and surgical treatment is not necessary and may be followed with X-rays.


Periosteal desmoid Avulsion injury Surface lesion Bone 

Recommended Reading

  1. Barnes Jr GR, Gwinn JL. Distal irregularities of the femur simulating malignancy. Am J Roentgenol Radium Ther Nucl Med. 1974;122:180–5.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Orthopaedic PathologyBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, School of DentistryUniversity of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Central Army HospitalBuenos AiresArgentina

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