Radiofrequency ablation of a misdiagnosed Brodie's abscess.

Chan, R.; Abdullah, B.; Aik, S.; Tok, C.H. (2011) Radiofrequency ablation of a misdiagnosed Brodie's abscess. Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal (biij), 7 (2).

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Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy is recognised as a safe and effective treatment option for osteoid osteoma. This case report describes a 27-year-old man who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous RFA for a femoral osteoid osteoma, which was diagnosed based on his clinical presentation and CT findings. The patient developed worsening symptoms complicated by osteomyelitis after the procedure. His clinical progression and subsequent MRI findings had led to a revised diagnosis of a Brodie's abscess, which was further supported by the eventual resolution of his symptoms following a combination of antibiotics treatment and surgical irrigations. This case report illustrates the unusual MRI features of osteomyelitis mimicking soft tissue tumours following RFA of a misdiagnosed Brodie's abscess and highlights the importance of a confirmatory histopathological diagnosis for an osteoid osteoma prior to treatment.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Chan, R.
  2. Abdullah, B.
  3. Aik, S.
  4. Tok, C.H.
Journal or Publication Title: Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal (biij)
Additional Information: Department of Biomedical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomedical Imaging
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 12:31
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 14:50
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3423

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