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Singapore Med J. 2012 Aug;53(8):e159-60.

Bilateral Brodie's abscess at the proximal tibia.

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Memorial Hospital, Okmeydanı-Istanbul, Turkey. halilb77@hotmail.com

Abstract

Brodie's abscess is a form of subacute osteomyelitis, which typically involves the metaphyses of the long tubular bones, particularly in the tibia. The diagnosis is usually made incidentally, as there are no accompanying symptoms or laboratory studies. Bilateral involvement at the proximal tibia is unusual. However, orthopaedic surgeons should be aware of this entity, as it may present without symptoms. Checking the contralateral limb for concomitant Brodie's abscess is recommended.

PMID:
22941142
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