Osteomyelitis in a Paediatric Patient with Sub-periosteal Abscess, Septic Pulmonary Emboli and Pneumothorax: A Case Report

Authors

  • Ongden Yonjen Tamang Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Santosh Maharjan Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA
  • Rudra Prasad Upadhyaya Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ashish Shrestha Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v14i1.64635

Keywords:

Abscess, Osteomyelitis, Pneumothorax, Pulmonary Embolism, Staphylococcus Aureus

Abstract

Osteomyelitis is an inflammatory disorder affecting bone and adjacent tissue that primarily arises from pyogenic bacteria, often involving the metaphysis of long bones in pediatric patients through hematogenous spread with the common pathogen being Staphylococcus aureus. Complications such as pathological fractures, sinus formation, and abscesses, may occur. Septic pulmonary embolism (SPE), a rare complication, can lead to infarctions and abscesses in pulmonary vessels. Pneumothorax secondary to SPE can also occur, emphasizing the importance of considering these complications in patients with features of sepsis.

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Author Biographies

Ongden Yonjen Tamang, Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Radiologist, Department of Radiology

Santosh Maharjan, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

Radiology Fellow, Department of Radiology

Rudra Prasad Upadhyaya, Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Radiologist, Department of Radiology

Ashish Shrestha, Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Radiologist, Department of Radiology

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Published

2024-04-25

How to Cite

Tamang, O. Y., Maharjan, S., Upadhyaya, R. P., & Shrestha, A. (2024). Osteomyelitis in a Paediatric Patient with Sub-periosteal Abscess, Septic Pulmonary Emboli and Pneumothorax: A Case Report. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 14(1), 41–44. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v14i1.64635

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