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CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.

Leila Hamadou, Rihab Moncer, Walid Ouanes, Sinene El Frigui, Emna Toulgui, Khaled Maaref, Sonia Jemni.

Abstract
Focal myositis (FM) is an inflammatory muscle disease of unknown cause. It can simulate sural thrombophlebitis if it affects the lower limb. We report the case of a 15-year-old child with complete post-traumatic quadriplegia who developed edema of the left leg with a tense calf, slight redness and an increase in local heat. A CT angiography of the lower limbs excluded deep vein thrombosis and showed a myositis of the posterior compartment of the left leg. The patient was put on an anti-inflammatory drug with complete disappearance of the edema after seven days. In this reported case, we highlight the role of CT in the diagnosis and follow-up of FM as it’s cheaper and more accessible than MRI. The outcome is often favorable with spontaneous resolution or under anti-inflammatory treatment after a few weeks.

Key words: spinal cord injury; tetraplegia; focal myositis; lower limb; computed tomography


 
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Hamadou L, Moncer R, Ouanes W, Frigui SE, Toulgui E, Maaref K, Jemni S, . CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.. A J Diagn Imaging. 2022; 8(3): 68-71. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315


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Hamadou L, Moncer R, Ouanes W, Frigui SE, Toulgui E, Maaref K, Jemni S, . CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.. https://www.jdiagnosticimaging.com/?mno=117361 [Access: January 29, 2023]. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315


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Hamadou L, Moncer R, Ouanes W, Frigui SE, Toulgui E, Maaref K, Jemni S, . CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.. A J Diagn Imaging. 2022; 8(3): 68-71. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Hamadou L, Moncer R, Ouanes W, Frigui SE, Toulgui E, Maaref K, Jemni S, . CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.. A J Diagn Imaging. (2022), [cited January 29, 2023]; 8(3): 68-71. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315



Harvard Style

Hamadou, L., Moncer, R., Ouanes, W., Frigui, S. E., Toulgui, E., Maaref, K., Jemni, S. & (2022) CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.. A J Diagn Imaging, 8 (3), 68-71. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315



Turabian Style

Hamadou, Leila, Rihab Moncer, Walid Ouanes, Sinene El Frigui, Emna Toulgui, Khaled Maaref, Sonia Jemni, and . 2022. CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.. American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging , 8 (3), 68-71. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315



Chicago Style

Hamadou, Leila, Rihab Moncer, Walid Ouanes, Sinene El Frigui, Emna Toulgui, Khaled Maaref, Sonia Jemni, and . "CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.." American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging 8 (2022), 68-71. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Hamadou, Leila, Rihab Moncer, Walid Ouanes, Sinene El Frigui, Emna Toulgui, Khaled Maaref, Sonia Jemni, and . "CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.." American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging 8.3 (2022), 68-71. Print. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Hamadou, L., Moncer, R., Ouanes, W., Frigui, S. E., Toulgui, E., Maaref, K., Jemni, S. & (2022) CT scan in diagnosing focal myositis: a case report.. American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging , 8 (3), 68-71. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20220925120315