Congenital gluteus maximus contracture syndrome - a case report with review of imaging findings

Congenital gluteus maximus contracture syndrome - a case report with review of imaging findings

Vamshi Krishna Kotha, Rajasekhar Reddy, M. Venkateshwar Reddy, (Brig) Rangubatla Satyanarayana Moorthy, Tatikonda Venkat Kishan

Abstract


Although the clinical features of gluteus maximus contracture syndrome have been frequently described, imaging features have been seldom described. Most commonly reported cases are those following intramuscular injection in the gluteal region although congenital contracture is an uncommon but important occurrence. This condition has most often been reported in children of school going age. These patients often present with difficulty in squatting, limitation of hip motion or specific deformities and often require surgical correction. We describe the plain radiography, ultrasonography (USG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of this condition in a patient with no previous known history of intramuscular injections.

Keywords


Gluteus maximus; contracture; MRI pelvis; hip abduction deformity; congenital



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v8i4.1646