Fibroma of the patellar tendon sheath-a rare case in a young boy.


Picture This By Jankharia, Bhaveshwar Vihar, 383 Sardar V P Rd, Opposite Vanita Vishram, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400004, India. [Email]


Fibroma of the tendon sheath is a rare benign fibrocollagenous soft tissue tumor, arising predominantly from the synovium of tendon sheath. Fibromas occur most commonly in relation to the tendons of the fingers, hand, and the wrist. Fibromas related to large joints are rather rare and though amongst the large joints, the knee is a common site. Fibromas of the patellar tendon sheath, specifically, are very rare. To the best of our knowledge, only three cases of fibromas arising from the patellar tendon sheath have been reported in the relevant English medical literature. Herein we describe the fourth biopsy-proven case of fibroma of patellar tendon sheath in a 6-year-old boy.


Fibroma,Infrapatellar mass,Patellar tendon,

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