Infection and Arthritis

Part of the Learning Imaging book series (LEARN)


A 9-year-old boy presented with a 3-week history of left hip pain. Four weeks prior, the patient had suffered a superficial injury to his abdomen, which required a subcutaneous suture.

At admission, he had intermittent fever. He was reluctant to bear weight on his left limb and had gait disturbances. Plain-film pelvic radiographs performed in the emergency room were suspicious for a bone tumor of the left ischium. CT, bone scintigraphy, and MRI examinations were requested to rule out bone tumor.


Cervical Spine Achilles Tendon Septic Arthritis Necrotizing Fasciitis Pubic Symphysis 
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Further Reading


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHospital Universitario de BellvitgeBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.University of Girona Chief MRI Unit Clínica GironaGironaSpain

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