Osteitis pubis

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[edit] Discussion of Osteitis pubis

  • Osteitis pubis is a noninfectious inflammation of the pubis symphysis causing varying degrees of lower abdominal and pelvic pain.
  • Etiologies
    • Pregnancy/childbirth
    • Pelvic surgery
    • Athletic activities (eg, running, football)
    • Trauma
    • Idiopathic
  • Treatment: rest

[edit] Imaging Findings for Osteitis pubis

  • Plain radiographs demonstrate sclerosis, cystic changes, or rarefaction of the medial portions of the pubic rami. Positive findings usually are not apparent until 4 weeks after the onset of symptoms.
  • Bone scans may be negative but can demonstrate intense signal uptake at the pubis symphysis.
  • MRI studies may indicate bone marrow edema at the pubic symphysis, but this finding may also be seen in asymptomatic individuals.

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