Imaging of the limping child

Alessandra Bartoloni, Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Marco Cirillo, Georgina Allen, Giuseppe Battista, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Paolo Tomà, Alberto Bazzocchi

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Abstract

Limping is a challenging symptom in the pediatric patient as the diagnosis can range from traumatic, malformative, infectious/inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. In this paper, we propose a schematic imaging algorithm to the limping child in three different age groups (Toddler: 1–3years, child: 4–10 years; adolescent: 11–16 years) based on presence of signs of infection, any specific localization of pain, and history of trauma. In this setting, the most common imaging pitfalls are also summarised. Finally, a literature review of the main differential causes of limping in the pediatric patient is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-170
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018

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Pediatrics
Age Groups
Pain
Wounds and Injuries
Infection

Keywords

  • Limping child
  • MRI
  • Pain
  • Pediatric hip
  • Pediatric imaging
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Bartoloni, A., Aparisi Gómez, M. P., Cirillo, M., Allen, G., Battista, G., Guglielmi, G., ... Bazzocchi, A. (2018). Imaging of the limping child. European Journal of Radiology, 109, 155-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2018.10.022

Imaging of the limping child. / Bartoloni, Alessandra; Aparisi Gómez, Maria Pilar; Cirillo, Marco; Allen, Georgina; Battista, Giuseppe; Guglielmi, Giuseppe; Tomà, Paolo; Bazzocchi, Alberto.

In: European Journal of Radiology, Vol. 109, 01.12.2018, p. 155-170.

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Bartoloni, A, Aparisi Gómez, MP, Cirillo, M, Allen, G, Battista, G, Guglielmi, G, Tomà, P & Bazzocchi, A 2018, 'Imaging of the limping child', European Journal of Radiology, vol. 109, pp. 155-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2018.10.022
Bartoloni A, Aparisi Gómez MP, Cirillo M, Allen G, Battista G, Guglielmi G et al. Imaging of the limping child. European Journal of Radiology. 2018 Dec 1;109:155-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2018.10.022
Bartoloni, Alessandra ; Aparisi Gómez, Maria Pilar ; Cirillo, Marco ; Allen, Georgina ; Battista, Giuseppe ; Guglielmi, Giuseppe ; Tomà, Paolo ; Bazzocchi, Alberto. / Imaging of the limping child. In: European Journal of Radiology. 2018 ; Vol. 109. pp. 155-170.
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