Transient hip osteoporosis

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Persistent long-term right hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Right femoral head and neck display abnormal signal intensity, low on T1 and bright on T2 fat sat sequences, without evidence of structural collapse or subchondral fracture.

Mild effusion in right hip joint.

Case Discussion

The main differential diagnosis of transient osteoporosis of the hip is avascular necrosis, which shows subchondral abnormal signal or structural collapse.

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Case information

rID: 62142
Published: 5th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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