Femoral Neck Tumors

  • Claus-Peter Adler
  • Kazimierz Kozlowski


Whereas malignant bone lesions of the femoral neck are very rare in childhood, benign ones are common. However, because of their location, even a benign lesion is potentially serious. Complications such as pathologic fracture, coxa vara and leg shortening are to be expected. Diagnosis in many cases is by radiography, as the femoral neck is not easily accessible to surgery and biopsy increases the possibility of complications. The “wait and see” approach is common in cases diagnosed radiographically as benign lesions.


Femoral Neck Fibrous Dysplasia Bone Cyst Osteoid Osteoma Aneurysmal Bone Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus-Peter Adler
    • 1
  • Kazimierz Kozlowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Reference Center of Bone Disease, Institute of PathologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Germany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyThe Children’s HospitalCamperdown, SydneyAustralia

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