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Singapore Med J 2012; 53(8):e159-e160
Bilateral Brodie's abscess at the proximal tibia
Buldu H, Bilen FE, Eralp L, Kocaoglu M
Correspondence: Halil Buldu, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Keywords: bilateral, bone cement, Brodie’s abscess, curettage, tibia
Singapore Med J 2012; 53(8): e159–e160