Cortical desmoid of the humerus: radiographic and MRI correlation

Matthew Kay, Peter Counsel, David Wood, William Breidahl

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Abstract

Cortical desmoids are self-limiting fibro-osseous lesions commonly occurring at the medial supracondylar femur in active adolescents, at either the origin of the medial head of the gastrocnemius or at the insertion of the adductor magnus aponeurosis. Less commonly, in a similar demographic, cortical desmoids may occur in the proximal humerus medially at the insertion of the pectoralis major muscle or laterally at the insertion of the deltoid. The radiographic appearance of the proximal humerus cortical desmoid has been described previously, but not the MRI appearance. We present the radiographic and MRI appearances of a proximal humerus cortical desmoid in a young adolescent who presented for investigation of right shoulder pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1015
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume46
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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