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Osteitis Pubis: Nontraumatic Origin
Cheryl A. Petersilge, MD, MBA; Nancy A. Chauvin, MD
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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
              • Typically in middle-aged to older adult population
              • Differentiate this diagnosis from traumatic osteitis pubis, which presents in younger, athletic (usually high-performance) individuals with clinical athletic pubalgia

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Treatment

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Nasrallah K et al: Adult female patient with osteitis pubis and pelvic instability requiring surgery: a case report. Trauma Case Rep. 30:100357, 2020
                                  2. 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
                                  3. Kavroudakis E et al: Treatment of osteitis pubis in non-athlete female patients. Open Orthop J. 5:331-4, 2011
                                  4. 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
                                              • Typically in middle-aged to older adult population
                                              • Differentiate this diagnosis from traumatic osteitis pubis, which presents in younger, athletic (usually high-performance) individuals with clinical athletic pubalgia

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Nasrallah K et al: Adult female patient with osteitis pubis and pelvic instability requiring surgery: a case report. Trauma Case Rep. 30:100357, 2020
                                                                  2. 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
                                                                  3. Kavroudakis E et al: Treatment of osteitis pubis in non-athlete female patients. Open Orthop J. 5:331-4, 2011
                                                                  4. Gibbon WW et al: Diseases of the pubis and pubic symphysis: MR imaging appearances. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 169(3):849-53, 1997