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Case 10856

Tissue air bubbles in necrotising fasciitis without gas producing bacteria

Author(s)
1Marklund M, 2Skjoennemand M.

1Dept. Radiology, University Hospital Roskilde, Denmark; Email:mettemarklund@hotmail.com
2Dept. Intensive Care 4131, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark.
E-mail: mar_skj@hotmail.com
 
Patient
male, 63 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Oedematous muscle at the left upper arm

    The muscles at the left upper arm are seen with hypo echoic areas suggestive of oedema.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Swelling and 2 small air bubbles in the left subscapular muscle

    Swelling of the muscles at the left upper arm is visible. 2 very small air bubbles can be seen in the subscapular muscle.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    One small air bubble in the left shoulder joint

    In the left shoulder joint a very small air bubble can be seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    One small air bubble in the left sternocleid muscle

    In the left sternocleid muscle a very small air bubble can be seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
The muscles at the left upper arm are seen with hypo echoic areas suggestive of oedema.
 
Swelling of the muscles at the left upper arm is visible. 2 very small air bubbles can be seen in the subscapular muscle.
 
In the left shoulder joint a very small air bubble can be seen.
 
In the left sternocleid muscle a very small air bubble can be seen.
 
 
 
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