Quadriceps femoris hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Fall off stairs with blunt trauma to thigh and secondary ecchymoses and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

T1 and T2 hyperintense fluid collections with peripheral blooming on T2* is seen involving the substance of right vastus intermedius, dissecting through intermuscular planes with another component involving the right vastus lateralis.

Contusion of vastus medialis and to a lesser extent sartorius. The rectus femoris is unaffected.  

Case Discussion

Blunt trauma injury to the quadriceps and anterior compartment of thigh with intermuscular and intramuscular hematomas. 

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Case information

rID: 50867
Published: 26th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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