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Soft tissue chondroma of Hoffa's fat pad

Authors:

M. I. Ingabire ,

Department of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre, Ottignies-LLN, Belgium
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F. C. Deprez,

Department of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre, Ottignies-LLN, Belgium.
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A. Bodart,

Department of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre, Ottignies-LLN, Belgium.
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T. Puttemans

Department of Radiology, Clinique St-Pierre, Ottignies-LLN, Belgium.
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Abstract

We report mutimodal imaging findings of an extraskeletal chondroma of the Hoffa’s fat pad. Plain radiographic or CT scan studies demonstrate a large soft tissue mass with calcifications and central ossification, characteristic features of these tumors. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging shows heterogeneous signal due to polymorphic histopathological appearance. Correlation between MR imaging and plain film or CT findings is essential to restrict differential diagnosis. The knowledge of this particular pathology is the key to the diagnosis.

Keywords: Chondroma
How to Cite: Ingabire MI, Deprez FC, Bodart A, Puttemans T. Soft tissue chondroma of Hoffa's fat pad. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(1):15–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.72
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Published on 01 Jan 2012.
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