Infectious myositis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Recent injection to thigh. C/o local pain.

Patient Data

Age: 5 yrs
Gender: Male

At site of pain pointed by patient, there is abnormal muscle echopattern involving vastus intermedialis. Approximate Size - 50 x 20 x 12 mm

There is presence of odematous ( hypoechoic ) fibro-adipose septa. There is an anechoic collection of about 10 x 8 mm. There is local hypervascularity in muscle.

There is no erosion or irregularity of underlying femoral cortex.  Overlying subcutaneous fat shows normal echopattern.    

There is no knee or hip joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Findings favor post injection myositis involving vastus intermedius.

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Case information

rID: 44067
Published: 5th Apr 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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