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Fusobacterial Pelvic Osteomyelitis with Brodie's Abscess in a 10-Year-Old Boy Requiring Surgical Evacuation: A Case Report

List of Authors: Kokkonen Miina, Syvänen Johanna, Raitio Arimatias, Ivaska Lauri, Peltola Ville, Helenius Ilkka

Publication year: 2021

Journal: JBJS Case Connector

Journal name in source: JBJS case connector

Journal acronym: JBJS Case Connect

Volume number: 11

Issue number: 3

ISSN: 2160-3251

eISSN: 2160-3251



Case: A 10-year-old boy presented with pain in the lateral hip and buttock area and fever. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed osteomyelitis of the pelvis with extensive Brodie's abscess (2.6 × 4.5 × 10.0 cm) continuing into the pelvic cavity. Surgical evacuation through the ilioinguinal approach was performed. In prolonged culture and in polymerase chain reaction of pus, the Fusobacterium nucleatum was found.

Conclusion: Pelvic osteomyelitis caused by Fusobacterium is very rare. In this case, surgical treatment was required after conservative treatment with antibiotics was ineffective.

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