A case with recurrent calf pain and swelling: recurrent spontaneous calf haematoma

Akar S., Manisali M., Birlik M., Onen F., Akkoc N.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.21, no.6, pp.247-249, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-001-0172-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-249
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


The differential diagnosis of unilateral calf swelling and pain includes deep venous thrombosis, haematoma, ruptured popliteal cyst, infection, lymph oedema, and sarcoma. It is important to distinguish between these entities, as the treatment of each is different. We present a case of recurrent calf swelling due to spontaneous calf haematoma diagnosed with ultrasound and MRI and subsequently treated conservatively.