Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)
Brodie's abscess of tarsal cuboid after foot trauma
Author(s): Cristiano Vieira Queiroz, Clara de Souza Pereira, Lucas Alves Sarmento Pires, Marcio Antonio Babinski
Abstract: Brodie’s abscess is an uncommon disease that rarely occurs in the tarsal bones. It is characterized as chronic osteomyelitis. We describe a case of Brodie’s abscess of the tarsal cuboid on the right foot of a 9 year old boy. The abscess appeared 2 weeks after he stepped in thin wooden skewer. The X-ray showed a cavitary osteolytic lesion in the bone. We performed surgical drainage of the abscess associated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, which resulted in complete resolution of the symptoms 6 weeks after the surgery.