Posttraumatic Seroma Mimicking Tibial Edema in a Patient With Frequently Relapsing Nephrotic Syndrome

Hiro Matsukura, Emi Takano, Tsubura Okuda, Emiko Iwata


Seromas are collections of serous fluid. A Japanese girl with refractory nephrotic syndrome showed posttraumatic seroma following a large soft ball hitting at the tibia. The seroma was misunderstood as tibial edema, but the seroma did not disappear after archiving complete remission. After the puncture, the seroma shrank and no flare-up occurred. Hypoalbuminemia associated with nephrotic syndrome may not only cause tibial edema, but also make the patient prone to seroma formation after trauma.

Int J Clin Pediatr. 2016;5(2):36-37


Bursitis; Edema; Hypoalbuminemia; Magnetic resonance imaging; Nephrotic syndrome; Seroma

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