MRI findings of post-traumatic subperiosteal hematoma of the iliac bone with resultant femoral nerve palsy in an adolescent boy

Maegen Wallace, Richard Kruse, Eric P. Eutsler, Lauren W. Averill

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Post-traumatic subperiosteal hematoma of the iliac bone may present insidiously without external evidence of bleeding or go undetected in the acute setting. In some cases, the patient may come to medical attention due to femoral nerve palsy rather than hip or groin pain. In this report, we describe a case of femoral nerve palsy caused by acute post-traumatic subperiosteal hematoma of the iliac bone using MRI to highlight the subperiosteal location. Anatomy of the femoral nerve is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1350-1353
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016



  • Adolescent
  • Femoral nerve palsy
  • Iliacus hematoma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Subperiosteal iliac hematoma
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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