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Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Print version ISSN 0482-5004
BICA, Blanca Elena Rios Gomes et al. Bilateral osteochondrosis of lateral femoral condyles: case report and literature review. Rev. Bras. Reumatol. [online]. 2012, vol.52, n.5, pp. 786-789. ISSN 0482-5004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0482-50042012000500012.
Osteochondrosis is an injury on subchondral ossification with predominance of immature skeleton and whose etiology remains unknown. It may affect the femoral condyles (usually the medial condyle) and the involvement is mostly unilateral. The authors draw the attention to this usually late diagnosis due to its infrequent occurrence and report a child's rare case of bilateral osteochondrosis on lateral femoral condyles, stressing that just one similar case has been described in the orthopaedic literature up to the present time.
Keywords : osteochondrosis; pediatrics; rheumatology; orthopedics; osteochondritis.