Rare presentation of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis of the Iliac wing mimicking Ewing’s sarcoma

Pankaj Nepal, Syed I. Alam, Sadia Sajid, Joshua Sapire, Vijayanadh Ojili

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Abstract

This report describes a case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) in an 11-year-old girl, involving the iliac bone as an initial, solitary site. Atypical imaging features were suspicious of a bone tumour, such as Ewing’s sarcoma. Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is a great masquerader and can present atypically. Radiologists should be familiar with both typical and atypical presentations, to determine an accurate diagnosis and guide appropriate management. Timely diagnosis may avoid invasive bone biopsy and inappropriate long-term antibiotic prescription for children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbera2030
JournalSouth African Journal of Radiology
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • CRMO
  • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
  • Ilium
  • MRI
  • Rare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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