Magnetic resonance imaging of pyomyositis

Skeletal Radiol. 1988;17(3):190-3. doi: 10.1007/BF00351006.


Pyomyositis is a relatively rare entity in temperate climates. Because of its rarity and its nonspecific clinical and radiographic findings, pyomyositis may be misdiagnosed and may cause severe morbidity and mortality. We present magnetic resonance imaging findings in two cases of pyomyositis. Magnetic resonance imaging was helpful in differentiating other pathological processes from pyomyositis, outlining the extent of involvement, and localizing the fluid collection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Myositis / diagnosis*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*