Intraosseous gas

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 15 Feb 2021

Intraosseous gas, also known as osseous pneumatosis, refers to the accumulation of gas bubbles within the cortical bone, trabecular bone, the bone marrow, or in the medullary cavity.

Intraosseous gas is an uncommon finding and differentials include 1,2

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: emphysematous osteomyelitis
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  • Case 2: intraosseous pneumatocyst
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