Index finger osteomyelitis

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk

Presentation

30 years old male pateint with history of index finger prick with a nail 2 weeks ago

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Diffuse marrow signal alteration of the phalanges & metacarpal bone of the index finger appearing of subtle low signal on T1 and high signal on STIR weighted images. 

Index finger subcutaneous soft tissue edema & fat obliteration is seen more pronounced at the distal phalanx of the index finger with fluid signal seen surrounding the related tendon of the flexor digitorum longus. 

Case Discussion

Index finger osteomyelitis

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Case information

rID: 41507
Case created: 4th Dec 2015
Last edited: 8th Dec 2015
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