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Case Follow-up

  • Biopsy of right ischium was surgically done and submitted for culture, cytology, and histopathology.

  • Culture: Negative

  • Cytology: Pleomorphic spindle cells were seen that may suggest neoplasia or a reactive process. Osteoblasts, a few small lymphocytes, occasional neutrophils, and rare osteoblasts were also noted.

  • Histopathology: Chronic osteomyelitis with osteonecrosis, osteolysis, and skeletal muscle myodegeneration and mild myositis.

  • Treatment: Six-week course of antibiotics.

  • Future plan: Repeat physical exam and radiographs to note improvement or need for alternative treatment.