Panniculitis - chest wall

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right lower anterior - lateral chest wall swelling - Few days. Referred for ultrasound to evaluate the swelling.

Patient Data

Age: about 20 - 25 yrs
Gender: Female

Subcutaneous fat shows increased echogenesity in the region of interest.

 Approximate Size     

Antero-posterior  - 2.5 cm

Transverse  - 10  cm

Craniocaudal  - 4 cm

No collection was observed.

Doppler  - No flow noted.

The underlying muscles are normal.

The underlying ribs show an intact anterior cortex.

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Case information

rID: 21266
Published: 13th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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