MRI of focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia

J Pediatr Orthop. May-Jun 1995;15(3):304-6. doi: 10.1097/01241398-199505000-00008.


Focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia (FFCD) is an uncommon, benign condition associated with unilateral tibia vara in young children. The clinical, pathologic, plain film, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of FFCD were reviewed in two children. MRI findings were virtually identical in both patients and correlated well with the plain film and pathologic findings. We believe that FFCD has a typical MRI appearance. However, FFCD also has characteristic plain film findings, and when these are present, MRI is indicated for only an atypical clinical presentation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fibrous Dysplasia, Monostotic / complications
  • Fibrous Dysplasia, Monostotic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Tibia / abnormalities*
  • Tibia / diagnostic imaging