Retroperitoneal Abscess following Infected Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty Diagnosed by Metallosis: A Case Report. HIP International. 2010;20(3):338-339.

Retroperitoneal Abscess following Infected Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty Diagnosed by Metallosis: A Case Report

Fujishiro T, Hayashi S, Kanzaki N, Oka S, Kurosaka M, Nishiyama T.
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We present a patient with the rare association of a retroperitoneal abscess and infected bipolar hemiarthroplasty diagnosed by metallosis in the abscess preoperatively. T1 and T2 weighted magnetic resonance images revealed a very low signal area, suggesting the presence of particulate metal in the abscess. Critical interpretation of imaging may be useful in such cases.


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