Pelvic x-ray: normal different ages

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Nine month old

Modality: X-ray

Normal reference images of the pelvis in a nine month old infant. Note that the image is normal but rotated, accounting for the asymmetry. 

Eleven months old

Modality: X-ray

Normal reference images of the pelvis in an eleven month old infant. 

Older child

Modality: X-ray

Normal reference images of the pelvis in an older child. 

Case Discussion

The bony pelvis is formed by the sacrum and coccyx and a pair of hip bones ("ossa coxae"), which are part of the appendicular skeleton. Its primary function is the transmission of forces from the axial skeleton to the lower limbs as well as supporting the pelvic viscera. 

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Case Information

rID: 2715
Diagnostic certainty: Not applicable
Tag: rapids
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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