Subcutaneous fat contusion - ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Fall from bike - 3 days. Pain at groin region . Swelling in proximal - lateral thigh. O/E : - Tenderness in ramus - ? Fracture. - Ecchymosis - proximal - lateral thigh. Referred for radiograph for hip bone and ultrasound for thigh haematoma.

Patient Data

Age: about 20 yrs
Gender: Female



Radiograph - Suspicious cortical breach in right superior pubic ramus.

US : Echogenic subcutaneous fat is noted in the region of ecchymosis with few fluid clefts. No large collection seen.

A definite cortical breach is noted in superior pubic ramus with anterior focal fluid / hematoma.

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Case information

rID: 20501
Published: 22nd Nov 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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