Steroid-induced Kager's fat pad atrophy

Atul K. Taneja, Durval C.B. Santos

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


We report a rare case of Kager's fat pad atrophy and fibrosis in a 60-year-old woman 1 year after a steroid injection for Achilles tendinopathy. There are few published reports of steroid-induced atrophy affecting deeper layers of fat tissue. To our knowledge, this case report is the first to illustrate its features using magnetic resonance imaging. A review of the scientific literature is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1164
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal radiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrophy
  • Fibrosis
  • Kager's fat pad
  • MRI
  • Steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


Dive into the research topics of 'Steroid-induced Kager's fat pad atrophy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this