Role of high resolution ultrasound in diagnosing diabetic muscle infarction
Keywords:Thigh. Muscle. Muscle, Skeletal. Lower Limb. Diabetes Mellitus. Hip. Pain. Abscesses. Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1. Fluorocarbons.
The study was carried out on eight patients with clinical presentation of non-traumatic painful swelling of lower limbs & were examined with high resolution Ultrasound probe of 12 MHz on Logic 700 expert series, with average patients age of about 37 years with H/O of uncontrolled diabetes Mellitus, showed discrepancy of circumference / thickness of Calf muscles compared to the opposite normal lower limb with areas of low echogenicity & one patient showed areas of necrosis / abscesses in muscle planes. All were diagnosed & latter confirmed on biopsy as Diabetic muscle infarctions with superadded inflammation.
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