Brodie abscess

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[edit] Discussion of Brodie abscess

  • A Brodie abscess is a subacute osteomyelitis with a predilection for the ends of long bones and the carpus and tarsus.

[edit] Imaging Findings for Brodie abscess

[edit] Plain radiographs

  • Central area of radiolucency with a surrounding thick rim of reactive bone sclerosis
  • Pathognomonic tortuous parallel lucent channels extending toward the growth plate
  • Variable degree of periosteal new-bone formation
  • Variable associated soft-tissue swelling.

[edit] Images

Patient #1: MR images demonstrate a Brodie's abscess

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