Bone infarcts

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on chemotherapy.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
X-ray

Fairly faint serpiginous regions of sclerosis are seen in both the femur and tibia, suggestive of bone infarcts

MRI

Selected coronal MRI images demonstrate very extensive intramedullary lesions involving the femora and tibia bilaterally consistent with bone infarcts

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates extensive bilateral bone infarcts in a 20-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) being treated with high dose steroids.

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Case information

rID: 8366
Published: 25th Jan 2010
Last edited: 19th Jun 2018
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