The purpose of our educational exhibit is to highlight the occurrence of fat herniation and its radiological presentation.
Hernia intermuscular adipose tissue of the lower extremities is a rare condition that occurs through weak points of fascia cruris ( a fascia of the leg that forms a complete investment to the muscles) crossed by perforating vessels that cause fascial defect,
most between tibialis anterior and extensor muscles,
simulating muscle herniation.
We present a case of a 15-years old woman presented to our observation with a history of pain and weakness of the legs.
She was referred to our department...
Findings and procedure details
Our young patient was underwent to a dynamic ultrasonographic study,
performing an axial and longitudinal scan of the mass with a 18 MHz linear transducer (MyLab TWICE,
with the patient in upright position and tibialis anterior muscle tension,
that showed small hypoechoic formations through fascia cruris defect crossed by perforating vessels (fig.
to report to small hernias intermuscular adipose tissue,
condition that occurred when some position of the...
The diagnosis of fat herniation should be considered in patients with positionally variable subcutaneous nodules,
especially in the lower extremities,
a rare condition occurred through weak points of fascia cruris crossed by perforating vessels that cause fascial defect.
Ultrasonographic examination is useful for detecting the fascial defect; in addition to offering high-resolution imaging,
ultrasound also provides the capability of real-time dynamic assessment of soft-tissue structures...
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