Article Abstract

Giant subperiosteal hematoma

Authors: Paul Ornetti, Romaric Loffroy, Laurent Grimault, Olivier Chevallier, Pierre Pottecher


A 22-year-old patient, who had been bedridden since childhood following mitochondrial encephalopathy was hospitalized for a pulmonary infection. Following the discovery of a voluminous painless tumefaction of the left thigh, lower extremity Doppler examination and X-rays showed a well-defined soft-tissue mass surrounding the femur, with no signs of hypervascularization on the Doppler sonography.