Herniation pit of the femoral neck

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[edit] Discussion of Herniation pit of the femoral neck

  • AKA Pitt's pit
  • AKA Synovial herniation pit
  • Herniation pits are radiolucencies surrounded by a sclerotic margin that are typically located in the anterior proximal superior quadrant of the femoral neck and occur in some 33% of patients
  • They range in size from 3 to 15 mm (mean, 5 mm).
  • Hips with femoroacetabular impingement have a significantly higher prevalence of herniation pits

[edit] Imaging Findings for Herniation pit of the femoral neck

[edit] Plain film and CT

  • Radiolucencies surrounded by a sclerotic margin that are typically located in the anterior proximal superior quadrant of the femoral neck.

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