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Osteitis Pubis: Non-Traumatic Origin
Cheryl A. Petersilge, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Abnormal imaging appearance of symphysis pubis in nonathletic individual
              • In this context, findings are typically seen in middle-aged to elderly population
              • Differentiate this diagnosis from traumatic osteitis pubis, which presents in younger, athletic (usually high-performance) individuals (athletic pubalgia)

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                Selected References

                                1. Budak MJ et al: There's a hole in my symphysis -- a review of disorders causing widening, erosion, and destruction of the symphysis pubis. Clin Radiol. 68(2):173-80, 2013
                                2. Kavroudakis E et al: Treatment of osteitis pubis in non-athlete female patients. Open Orthop J. 5:331-4, 2011
                                3. Gibbon WW et al: Diseases of the pubis and pubic symphysis: MR imaging appearances. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(3):849-53, 1997
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Pathology

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                          • Definitions

                                            • Abnormal imaging appearance of symphysis pubis in nonathletic individual
                                            • In this context, findings are typically seen in middle-aged to elderly population
                                            • Differentiate this diagnosis from traumatic osteitis pubis, which presents in younger, athletic (usually high-performance) individuals (athletic pubalgia)

                                          IMAGING

                                          • General Features

                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Budak MJ et al: There's a hole in my symphysis -- a review of disorders causing widening, erosion, and destruction of the symphysis pubis. Clin Radiol. 68(2):173-80, 2013
                                                              2. Kavroudakis E et al: Treatment of osteitis pubis in non-athlete female patients. Open Orthop J. 5:331-4, 2011
                                                              3. Gibbon WW et al: Diseases of the pubis and pubic symphysis: MR imaging appearances. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(3):849-53, 1997