Elbow "sail sign": MRI equivalent

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Recent elbow injury. Now has persistent pain. MRI to exclude underlying bony trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 13
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Displacement of the intracapsular, extrasynovial fat pad anteriorly by a large joint effusion.  Note the T1 bright fat suppresses on the T2 fat sat.  Note also the posterior fat pad displaced by the joint fluid.

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Case Information

rID: 31481
Case created: 13th Oct 2014
Last edited: 8th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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