Brodie abscess

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

Pain around left knee joint.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

Well defined radiolucent metaphyseal lesion with a sclerotic rim noted at the proximal end of tibia.

The rest of the bone appears normal in density.

No soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

Case of Brodie abscess.

A complication of osteomyelitis.

More common in younger age group affecting males more commonly.

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Case information

rID: 27731
Case created: 16th Feb 2014
Last edited: 13th Dec 2016
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