Dorsal defect of the patella: Mr features

Vincent B. Ho, Mark J. Kransdorf, James S. Jelinek, Christopher K. Kim

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Dorsal defect of the patella (DDP) is a benign lesion with characteristic radiologic features. We describe the MR appearance of a typical DDP and a healed DDP as seen in two patients. The classic CT appearance is also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-476
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1991



  • Abnormalities-Magnetic resonance imaging-Computed tomography
  • Patella-Knee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ho, V. B., Kransdorf, M. J., Jelinek, J. S., & Kim, C. K. (1991). Dorsal defect of the patella: Mr features. Journal of computer assisted tomography, 15(3), 474-476.