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5 months old with swollen thigh. MRI showing elongated fluid intensity collection in the anterior muscle group. Explain?

hi my daughter is 5 months old she has a swollen thigh which after MRI has been diagnosed elongated fluid intensity collection in the anterior and lateral muscle group of the mid and the lower thigh measuring 4*3 cm in size, following contrast it shows central non enhancing area with peripheral enhancement. Surrounding myofascial structure show confluent hyper intensity due to inflammation and edema.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

This collection of fluid in her thigh may be due to infectious conditions like abscess or an underlying bone infection like osteomyelitis.

But without a detailed history and physical examination of the child, coming to a conclusion is very difficult.

Is the swelling of recent onset or since birth?

Is child having fever or pain?

History is important to tell the type of swelling.

Therefore I advise you to discuss these issues with the treating Pediatrician for proper advise and for management plan.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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