Gas bubbles in the bone: A case report

Abbasi, B. and Seilanian-Toosi, F. and Nekooei, S. and Kakhki, B. R. and Akhavan, R. (2016) Gas bubbles in the bone: A case report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 10 (7). RD01-RD02.

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Intraosseous pneumatocysts are benign gas-filled cavities within bones which are most commonly found in ilium, sacrum and vertebrae. The lesions are asymptomatic and found incidentally while evaluating for other injuries. Here, we present an intraosseous pneumatocyst of ilium in a 23-year-old male patient. Although once thought to be rare, intraossseous pneumatocyst are now believed to be more common. Thus, familiarity with their appearance is essential to avoid unnecessary workup. Intraosseous pneumatocysts are differentiated from more clinically significant differential diagnoses like osteonecrosis and osteomyelitis by their characteristic appearance of intraosseous air collections with sclerotic rim. © 2016, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Akhavan, R.; Edalatian Emergency Department, Imam Reza Hospital, Razi sq., Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ilium Intraosseous Pneumatocyst Tomography adult Article bone lesion case report computer assisted tomography human iliac bone intraosseous pneumatocyst male pelvic disease pelvic pain pelvis radiography pubis symphysis swelling traffic accident young adult
Subjects: QS Human Anatomy
QU Biochemistry
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:49
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:49

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