MRI of ischemic fasciitis

Ulus Buturak Ö. S. , Karaarslan E., Sağlıcan Y., Yakupoğlu A.

Indian Journal of Radiology Imaging, vol.21, no.2, pp.111-112, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The MRI findings in a case of decubital ischemic fasciitis located posterolateral to the right greater trochanter, in a 72-year-old woman, are presented. Decubital ischemic fasciitis is an uncommon entity encountered mostly in debilitated, elderly patients, in the deep subcutaneous tissue, at pressure points or bony prominences. It can simulate soft-tissue sarcomas. Recognition of this lesion radiologically is important to prevent unnecessary interventions.