Accessory superior acetabular notch
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An accessory superior acetabular notch is a normal variant of the acetabulum, which can be seen on radiographs. It may lead to diagnostic confusion, especially in younger patients.
- appear as bilateral symmetric fluid-filled pits in the roof of the acetabulum with sharp margins
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