Panniculitis - thigh

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Pain and swelling involving the left anterior thigh for the last few days. No trauma. Clinical examination revealed local redness, increased temperature and diffuse swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The affected area of the left thigh shows increased echogenicity and thickness of the subcutaneous fat without any collection. There is left inguinal reactive lymphadenopathy. The extended field of view shows both normal and abnormal fat in one image and allows comparison in a single image. The craniocaudal extension is about 150 mm and the transverse extension about 70 mm. There was no deep venous thrombosis. Underlying muscles show normal echopattern.

Contralateral right thigh shows normal echopattern of the subcutaneous fat without inguinal lymphadenopathy.

Case Discussion

The case shows ultrasound findings of panniculitis in the left thigh along with left inguinal reactive lymphadenopathy. 

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Case information

rID: 12621
Published: 25th Dec 2010
Last edited: 10th Jul 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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