Fluid rim sign: a new ultrasonographic sign of soft tissue aspergillosis

Diagn Interv Radiol. May-Jun 2013;19(3):237-9. doi: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.6384-12.1.

Abstract

The air crescent sign is a well-known important diagnostic finding in invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Herein we report a distinctive but rare ultrasonographic appearance in a patient with myositis secondary to Aspergillus flavus infection, which can be considered as the soft tissue counterpart of the air crescent sign.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / diagnostic imaging*
  • Abdomen / microbiology
  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Aspergillosis / complications
  • Aspergillosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aspergillosis / drug therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis / complications
  • Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis / drug therapy
  • Myositis / complications
  • Myositis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Myositis / drug therapy
  • Thoracic Cavity / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thoracic Cavity / microbiology
  • Ultrasonography

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents