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Chest Wall Infections
John P. Lichtenberger, III, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Infection involving chest wall skeletal structures & soft tissues

          IMAGING

          • Radiographic Findings

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Diagnosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Blasberg JD et al: Infections and radiation injuries involving the chest wall. Thorac Surg Clin. 20(4):487-94, 2010
                                    2. Chelli Bouaziz M et al: Imaging of chest wall infections. Skeletal Radiol. 38(12):1127-35, 2009
                                    3. Turgut AT et al: Local complications of hydatid disease involving thoracic cavity: imaging findings. Eur J Radiol. 70(1):49-56, 2009
                                    4. O'Sullivan P et al: Malignant chest wall neoplasms of bone and cartilage: a pictorial review of CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol. 80(956):678-84, 2007
                                    5. Losanoff JE et al: Disruption and infection of median sternotomy: a comprehensive review. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 21(5):831-9, 2002
                                    6. Winer-Muram HT et al: Thoracic complications of tuberculosis. J Thorac Imaging. 5(2):46-63, 1990
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Definitions

                                              • Infection involving chest wall skeletal structures & soft tissues

                                            IMAGING

                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • MR Findings

                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Diagnosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                  • Consider

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Blasberg JD et al: Infections and radiation injuries involving the chest wall. Thorac Surg Clin. 20(4):487-94, 2010
                                                                      2. Chelli Bouaziz M et al: Imaging of chest wall infections. Skeletal Radiol. 38(12):1127-35, 2009
                                                                      3. Turgut AT et al: Local complications of hydatid disease involving thoracic cavity: imaging findings. Eur J Radiol. 70(1):49-56, 2009
                                                                      4. O'Sullivan P et al: Malignant chest wall neoplasms of bone and cartilage: a pictorial review of CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol. 80(956):678-84, 2007
                                                                      5. Losanoff JE et al: Disruption and infection of median sternotomy: a comprehensive review. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 21(5):831-9, 2002
                                                                      6. Winer-Muram HT et al: Thoracic complications of tuberculosis. J Thorac Imaging. 5(2):46-63, 1990