IMAGE ARTICLE | VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3 | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2474-3682/1510093

Pseudotumor of the Hip after Arthroplasty

Ana Zão1 and Pedro Cantista2

1Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal

2Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

*Corresponding author: Ana Zão, MD, MSc, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo do Prof. Abel Salazar, 4099-001 Porto, Portugal, Tel: +351967897511, E-mail:

Accepted: June 02, 2018 | Published: June 04, 2018

Citation: Zão A, Cantista P (2018) Pseudotumor of the Hip after Arthroplasty. Clin Med Img Lib

Copyright: © 2018 Zão A, et al. This is an open-access content distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

We present an 82-year-old woman with a history of hip arthroplasty due to femur fracture during a road accident 30 years ago. She was admitted to a hospital for fever, asthenia and a large swelling in the hip. Analytic study revealed microcytic anemia and the Computed tomography showed a 7.9 inches mass surrounding the arthroplasty. It was diagnosed a Pseudotumor associated with the hip arthroplasty. After the surgical resection of the lesion and revision of the arthroplasty, the patient underwent a rehabilitation program, with good clinical results. Nowadays, she is asymptomatic and recovered its functionality and quality of life (Figure 1).


Figure 1: Pseudotumor of the hip after arthroplasty.