Knee Joint Tumors:

- differential dx of popliteal masses

- Tumors of the Distal Femur:
     -
Nonossifying fibroma 
     -
Osteosarcoma
     - Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
     - Ewing's sarcoma
     -
Osteochondroma
     - Chondroblastoma
     - Chondromyxoid fibroma
     - Eosinophilic granuloma
     - Aneurysmal bone cyst
     - Giant cell sarcoma 
     -
Fibrous Histiocytoma
     - Fibrosarcoma of bone
     - Desmoplastic fibroma
     - Gaucher's Disease

- Tumors of Proximal Tibia:
     -
Osteochondroma
     - Osteosarcoma
     - Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
     - Ewing's sarcoma: (diaphyseal region)
     -
Chondroblastoma
     - Chondromyxoid fibroma
     - Fibrous Dysplasia
     - Eosinophilic granuloma
     - Aneurysmal bone cyst
     - Simple bone cyst
     - Giant cell sarcoma
     - Fibrous Histiocytoma
     - Fibrosarcoma of bone
     -
Adamantinoma
     - Osteoma: middle 1/3 (rare)

     - proximal fibula: (see tumors of fibula)
           - benign tumors include osteochondroma and giant cell tumor;
           - reference:  Surgical Management of 121 Benign Proximal Fibula Tumors
     - patella:
            - benign tumors of the patella are more frequent than malignant tumors (73% versus 27%);
            - most common benign tumors are GCT and chondroblastoma;
            - treatment:
                  - benign stage I and II: curettage;
                  - benign stage III: patellectomy
                  - stage Ia tumors: extensive patellectomy;
                  - stage Ib tumors: patellectomy with excision of involved tissues;
                  - stage IIB: extra-articular resection or amputation
            - Patellar Tumors.  
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Tumors about the knee misdiagnosed as athletic injuries


Sports tumors




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, January 21, 2013 7:32 pm