Subcutaneous fat fracture - leg

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Direct trauma to anterior distal leg - 2 hrs back. Radiograph - negative for fracture.

Patient Data

Age: about 11 - 13 yrs
Gender: Male

A fluid filled gap is noted in subcutaneous plane at site of trauma. Tiny echoes are noted in fluid - blood. Underlying muscle is intact.

Case Discussion

Direct trauma causing discontinuity of subcutaneous fat in leg - fat fracture.

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Case information

rID: 33017
Published: 26th Dec 2014
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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