Brodie abscess

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Fever, pain, swelling and tenderness at the left knee

Patient Data

Age: 7 years old
Gender: Male

Patient's parents did not consent to IV contrast administration, and hence post-contrast sequences were not obtained.

Cystic metaphyseal lesion display low signal in T1 and high signal in T2/STIR images and crosses the physis and form similar cystic lesion at the epiphysis. It is surrounded by extensive marrow edema. Associated cortical distruction and subperiosteal fluid collection is noted. Adjacent popliteal lymph nodes are seen.

Case Discussion

Diagnosis: Brodie abscess with subperiosteal abscess.

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Case information

rID: 22637
Published: 12th Apr 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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