Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica of the tibial tubercle

Pediatr Radiol. 2006 Mar;36(3):244-6. doi: 10.1007/s00247-005-0038-5. Epub 2005 Nov 12.


Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH) is a rare skeletal dysplasia with epiphyseal involvement first described by Mouchet and Belot in 1926. Lower extremity involvement is common and might involve a single or multiple epiphyses in the affected extremity. We report an unusual case of involvement of the tibial tubercle in a girl aged 4 years 8 months, and we present the clinical, radiographic and pathologic findings. We discuss the role of MRI in the diagnosis and treatment plan.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epiphyses / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / classification
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / diagnosis*
  • Tibia / pathology*