EURORAD ESR

Case 13763

Quadriceps fat pad syndrome

Author(s)
Dyan Christine V. Flores, MD

Makati Medical Center;
Amorsolo 1299
Makati City, Philippines;
Email:dyanflores@yahoo.com
 
Patient
male, 33 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Schematic diagram of the normal fat pads of the knee

    Schematic diagram of the normal fat pads of the knee: quadriceps (red), prefemoral (yellow), infrapatellar/Hoffa (blue)

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Sagittal MR image and diagram of the quadriceps fat pad

    PD weighted fat suppressed sagittal MR image and schematic diagram of the quadriceps fat pad (red arrow in the right and highlighted in red in the left)

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagittal and axial MR images of the quadriceps fat pad

    PD weighted fat suppressed sagittal and axial MR images showing increased signal within the quadriceps fat pad (red arrows). No other bone, ligament or meniscal injury or pathology.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
Schematic diagram of the normal fat pads of the knee: quadriceps (red), prefemoral (yellow), infrapatellar/Hoffa (blue)
 
PD weighted fat suppressed sagittal MR image and schematic diagram of the quadriceps fat pad (red arrow in the right and highlighted in red in the left)
 
PD weighted fat suppressed sagittal and axial MR images showing increased signal within the quadriceps fat pad (red arrows). No other bone, ligament or meniscal injury or pathology.
 
 
 
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