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A pseudotumour of the thigh: tensor fasciae latae muscle hypertrophy due to an underlying abductor tendon tear
  1. Ruben Petrus Johannes Meijer,
  2. Jorrit Jasper,
  3. Barbara Snoeker,
  4. Joris Jansen
  1. Department of Orthopedics, Alrijne Ziekenhuis, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Mr Ruben Petrus Johannes Meijer, rubenmeijer1990{at}


We present a patient with an asymptomatic unilateral swelling of the anterolateral thigh. MRI showed hypertrophy of the tensor fasciae latae muscle due to an underlying gluteus minimus tendon tear.

Abductor tendon tears can present with swelling of the thigh due to secondary tensor fasciae latae muscle hypertrophy.

  • Orthopaedics
  • Radiology
  • Orthopaedic and trauma surgery

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  • Contributors RPJM: head author and wrote the text.

    JJ: helped in designing and writing the article.

    BS: research supervisor and assisted the head author.

    JJ: treating doctor of the patient in this case report and the final reviewer before submission.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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