We describe two cases of spontaneous fracture at the tibial metaphysis not diagnosed by standard X-ray. In both cases, only magnetic resonance imaging supplied a precise diagnosis and allowed us to follow the evolution of the pathology. Scintigraphy is equally sensitive but unspecific. Osteoporosis was noted in all cases. Hypothetically, similar pathological situations could be present without being diagnosed since they are not always detected by standard X-rays.
|Titolo:||Occult fractures of tibial plateau detected employing magnetic resonance imaging|
CABITZA, PAOLO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||occult fractures ; magnetic resonance|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/33 - Malattie Apparato Locomotore|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s004020050483|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|