Diabetic muscle infarction: atypical MR appearance

Skeletal Radiol. 2000 Aug;29(8):477-80. doi: 10.1007/s002560000246.


We describe a case of diabetic muscle infarction which had atypical features of hyperintensity of the affected muscle on T1-weighted images. Biopsy was performed which revealed diffuse extensive hemorrhage within the infarcted muscle. We believe increased signal intensity on T1-weighted images should suggest hemorrhage within the infarcted muscle.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infarction / diagnosis*
  • Infarction / etiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / pathology
  • Thigh