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The life–saving little tip: intraosseous gas
  1. Ali Sami Kivrak1,
  2. Sua Sumer2,
  3. Nazlim Aktug Demir2,
  4. Bahattin Kerem Aydin3
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Infectious Disease, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ali Sami Kivrak, alisamikivrak{at}


A case is presented of an-aerobic osteomyelitis with intraosseous gas resulting in the extension of gas in soft tissue structures in a patient with diabetes mellitus. The finding of intraosseous gas and its extension into the pubic joint and the left anterior abdominal wall is depicted. Intraosseous gas is a rare but worrying finding for osteomyelitis in the absence of a penetrative wound, recent surgery, biopsy or fracture.

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