Radiological Case: Multifocal Osteomyelitis

Alysha Vartevan, DO; Patricio Rossi, MD


Appl Radiol. 2015;44(9):46-47. 

In This Article


Our patient had an uncommon presentation of multifocal osteomyelitis. Multifocal osteomyelitis typically occurs in the pediatric population, and the affected bone does not usually mimic metastatic lytic metastases. CECT imaging is useful in evaluating lytic bone lesions with associated soft-tissue abcesses. Histopathological correlation is key to determining malignancy or atypical cells. It is important to consider osteomyelitis in the differential diagnosis despite unusual presentation to ensure prompt administration of intravenous antibiotics.