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Ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance images of a gluteus maximus tear
Jong Bum Kim, Wonho Lee, Min Cheol Chang
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2021;38(2):157-159.   Published online July 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2020.00500
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The diagnosis of a gluteal muscle tear or strain is based on clinical findings. However, for an accurate diagnosis, imaging examinations are also needed. Herein, we describe the case of a patient with a gluteus maximus muscle tear confirmed by ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 58-year-old woman complained of dull pain in the left lateral gluteal region that she had been experiencing for 8 days. In the axial US image, retraction of the left gluteus maximus muscle was noted around its insertion site in the iliotibial band. On an MRI, a partial tear in the left gluteus maximus was observed at its insertion site in the left iliotibial band. In addition, fluid infiltration due to edema and hemorrhage was observed. A partial left gluteal muscle tear was diagnosed. The patient was treated with physical therapy at the involved region and oral analgesics. She reported relief from the pain after 1 month of treatment. Based on this experience, we recommend US or MRI for accurate diagnosis of muscle tear or strain.

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Ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance images of gluteus maximus tear
Jong Bum Kim, Won Ho Lee, Min Cheol Chang
Received March 1, 2021  Accepted May 5, 2021  Published online July 2, 2021  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2020.00501
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JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science