|Patient: 34 year old female|
| History: |
- Lower abdominal pain
| Findings: |
- Bilateral, symmetric sclerosis of the iliac side of the sacro-iliac joint
|Diagnosis: Osteitis condensans ilii|
|Discussion: Osteitis condensans ilii and and osteitis pubis are two conditions occurring predominantly as complications of pregnancy. In the former, a well-defined triangular sclerosis occurs on the ilac aspect of the sacroiliac joint, with bone eburnation on the inferior portion of the bone. A "low back" syndrome or "fibrositis" syndrome may be recognized in some patients. Osteitis condensans ilii may be related to mechanical stress across the sacroiliac joint and increased vascularity in pregnancy, although other causes have also been suggested. A relationship to ankylosing spondyitis may exist.|
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Case Number: 333821Last Updated: 02-11-2004 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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