Polyarteritis nodosa - muscle appearances

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Presentation with polyarteritis nodosa. Back and leg pain and weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Multifocal abnormal areas of T2 high-signal in the paraspinal and lower limb muscles. These tend to be peripheral and associated with a perforating vessel and have a triangular appearance with the apex being central and the base, peripheral.

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Case information

rID: 24222
Case created: 1st Aug 2013
Last edited: 27th Feb 2016
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