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Advanced Imaging of the Diabetic Foot and Its Complications
Copyright 1999 T. Learch, A. Gentili. All rights reserved.
Revised: November 16, 2004.

rt foot.bmp (786862 bytes) lateral foot with gas 

49-year-old man with diabetes with gangrenous foot, 2 weeks after amputation of the great toe for osteomyelitis. now with gas in the soft tissues, around the 1st metatarsal bone. (Click on the images to see larger versions)

46-year-old man with diabetes and Staph aureus sepsis. The initial radiograph demonstrated questionable soft tissue gas about the ankle. CT images of this area showed multiple small foci of soft tissue gas. He was taken immediately to surgery, where there was extensive myonecrosis and necrotizing fasciitis. (Click on the image to see larger version)


62-year-old woman with diabetes and e-coli sepsis. AP radiograph of the foot demonstrates questionable gas in 1st toe. Sagital T1 weighted image of the 1st toe clearly demonstrates small areas of signal void, consistent with gas, in the soft tissues and the phalanges. (Click on the images to see larger versions)

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Advanced Imaging of the Diabetic Foot and Its Complications
Copyright 1999 T. Learch, A. Gentili. All rights reserved.
Revised: April 29, 2006.
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