Publication
Title
Brodie's abscess revisited
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Abstract
Radiology plays an important role in the diagnosis of a Brodies abscess, as can be difficult for a clinician to identify the disease using clinical information alone. A Brodies abscess is clinically difficult to diagnose because patients typically have mild local symptoms, few or no constitutional symptoms, and near normal laboratory values. Furthermore, a Brodies abscess may mimic various benign and malignant conditions, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. The most frequently made incorrect diagnosis is that of a primary bone tumor. The present pictorial review summarizes imaging clues to the diagnosis of a Brodies abscess, such as the serpentine sign on conventional radiographs and the penumbra sign seen on Magnetic Resonance (MR) images. A Brodies abscess is difficult to diagnose, however, once diagnosed, it is a curable disease with a 100% cure rate.
Language
English
Source (journal)
JBR-BTR
Publication
2010
ISSN
1780-2393
Volume/pages
93(2010), p. 81-86
ISI
000279469800006
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Creation 17.05.2010
Last edited 11.10.2017
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