Chronic osteomyelitis (with sequestrum)

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Discharge from the skin of the right mid thigh.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Sclerosis of the femoral diaphysis with expansion cortical irregularity.

Centrally is a well defined sclerotic ossific fragment with a lucent surrounding rim.

Case Discussion

A typical case of chronic osteomyelitis with a beautifully illustrated central sequestrum.   The patient had chronic osteomyelitis dating back for more than a decade.

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Case information

rID: 75556
Published: 3rd Apr 2020
Last edited: 26th Aug 2020
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