Chronic osteomyelitis

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


A patient with neglected osteomyelitis of the 4th toe

Patient Data

Age: 13 years
Gender: Male

Abnormal expansion and sclerosis of the base of the 4th metacarpal, associated with multiple osteolytic lesions and cortical erosion.

Case Discussion

A young male patient with neglected osteomyelitis of the 4th metatarsal now describes swelling of the foot with a low-grade fever. CT shows abnormal expansion of the 4th metatarsal medullary cavity with thickening of the cortex as well as small lucent areas and cortical destruction near its base. CT findings suggest possible chronic osteomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 52858
Published: 27th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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