Lipohaemarthrosis

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Twisting injury.

Modality: X-ray

Lipohaemarthrosis with a tri-layer appearance due to fat on serum on red cells. 

Modality: Annotated image

Subtle tri-layer appearance due to fat on serum on red cells.

Case Discussion

Lipohaemarthrosis after twisting knee injury that resulted in a tibial plateau fracture. Note the subtle tri-layer appearance due to fat on serum on red cells. This is better seen on CT and MRI.

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Case Information

rID: 6861
Case created: 23rd Aug 2009
Last edited: 7th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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