Aspergillus Osteomyelitis of the Scapula: A Case Report.

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Aspergillus Osteomyelitis of the Scapula: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Jan-Mar;10(1):e0343

Authors: H├ębert-Seropian S, Pelet S

Abstract
CASE: A 52-year-old man known for a recent cardiac transplantation presented with 6 weeks of incapacitating left shoulder pain with normal x-rays and CT scans. MRI revealed bone edema of the coracoid and glenoid neck with a supraspinatus abscess. Biopsy of the coracoid demonstrated Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the scapula.
CONCLUSION: Aspergillus osteomyelitis is a rare manifestation of invasive aspergillosis and mostly manifests as spondylodiscitis. In this report, we describe a case of Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the scapula treated with combined antifungal therapy and surgery.

PMID: 32044791 [PubMed – in process]

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