Focal infarction of skeletal muscle is a complication of diabetes mellitus. In the appropriate clinical setting and with characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, prompt diagnosis can prevent unnecessary morbidity by avoiding excisional biopsy. We report a case of diabetic muscular infarction presenting as a painful thigh mass and review diagnostic and management principles.
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