Osteomyelitis: radial metaphysis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Pain in wrist.

Patient Data

Age: Child
Gender: Male
X-ray

An aggressive lucent lesion in the metaphysis of the radius abutting the growth plate is demonstrated, with associated soft tissue swelling best seen in the medial aspect of the wrist.

Case Discussion

This patient went on to have further imaging (not shown). He was febrile with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers. Features were consistent with (and confirmed to be) osteomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 19347
Case created: 30th Aug 2012
Last edited: 4th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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