Medullary bone infarcts

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Inhomogeneous densities within medullary cavity are in keeping with medullary infarcts. Minor disruption of ankle mortis.


Multiple hyperintense lesions within the medullary cavity of the distal femur, proximal and distal tibia, distal fibula, talar domes all bilaterally with peripheral rim of low signal intensity. Note extension into epiphysis of proximal tibia and distal femora.  

Similar lesions are also noted involving the posterior aspect of calcaneum (bilateral) and right anterior beak of calcaneus, cuboid, naviculae and medial cuneiforms with some post contrast enhancement.

No marrow edema.

Case Discussion

Features of bilateral multiple medullary bone infarcts.

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rID: 19352
Published: 31st Aug 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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