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Case 14254

An unusual case of gastrocnemius muscle syndrome in a patient with Crohn’s disease

Author(s)
Saffar H, Menon P, Patel H, Khan S, Cooper R

Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Croesnewydd Rd
Wrexham LL13 7TD
 
Patient
female, 33 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial STIR MRI of both legs

    Axial short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences of both legs shows high signal of both gastrocnemius muscles in keeping with active inflammation.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial STIR MRI of both legs

    Axial short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences of both legs shows complete resolution of the previously noted signal change in both gastrocnemius muscles.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Imaging sequences; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Table 1

    Table 1- Summary of literature on Crohn’s induced gastrocnemius myositis (modified from Mogul Z et al. 2010)

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: RIS; Procedure: Treatment effects; Special Focus: Inflammation;
     
     
Axial short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences of both legs shows high signal of both gastrocnemius muscles in keeping with active inflammation.
 
Axial short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences of both legs shows complete resolution of the previously noted signal change in both gastrocnemius muscles.
 
Table 1- Summary of literature on Crohn’s induced gastrocnemius myositis (modified from Mogul Z et al. 2010)
 
 
 
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