Title

Absence of post-traumatic bone marrow edema in the setting of preeclampsia

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2021-02-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Orthopedics | Podiatry | Radiology

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool in the diagnosis of missed or occult fractures on radiographic and computed tomography (CT) imaging, through the detection of bone marrow edema. While radiologists often rely on bone marrow edema as a guide for diagnosing subtle underlying fractures, it is important to recognize its limitations as a diagnostic metric. We present a rare case demonstrating the absence of bone marrow edema after acute trauma and confirmed Lisfranc fracture in a patient with preeclampsia and propose an interesting physiologic mechanism to explain this manifestation.

Keywords

Lisfranc fracture, bone marrow edema, magnetic resonance imaging, preeclampsia

DOI of Published Version

10.7547/19-185

Source

Shiang T, Tai R, Watts GJ. Absence of Posttraumatic Bone Marrow Edema in the Setting of Preeclampsia. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2021 Feb 1;111(1):Article_10. doi: 10.7547/19-185. PMID: 32584976. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32584976

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