Magnetic resonance imaging in suspected septic arthritis can avoid unnecessary surgery

Dowen, D. J.; Khan, A. L.; Henman, P. D.
December 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Dec2006, Vol. 91 Issue 12, p1032
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of emergency magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose diseases yielding complete resolution of symptoms without surgical intervention. Emergency MRI was carried out in a 6-year-old child suffering from pain in the right hip due to a fall four days previously after emergency ultrasonography showed no effusions in either the hip or the abdomen. It was therefore concluded that through MRI, a diagnosis of pyomyositis in the gluteus medius was made.


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