Patellar metastasis from a large bowel adenocarcinoma.

Published online: Dec 27 1993

P Urvoy, H Mestdagh, E Butin, M Lecomte-Houcke, and C Maynou.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Lille, France.


Although bone tumors are often located in the knee area, primary tumors of the patella are rare (6, 8), and patellar metastases even rarer. A few cases were reported in the literature, originating from the breast, lung, kidney, uterine cervix and oesophagus. We report a case, for the first time to our knowledge, of a patellar metastasis from a large bowel carcinoma.