Adult normal pelvis: annotated obturator oblique view

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir


Adult normal pelvis.

Patient Data

Age: 38
Gender: Female
  1. Iliopectineal line
  2. Posterior acetabular wall
  3. Acetabular roof
  4. Obturator foramen

Case Discussion

Obturator oblique view is obtained on a supined patient with the injuried side of pelvis rotated anteriorly at 45°. The x-ray beam is directed vertically toward the affected hip.

It is useful to assess the obturator ring, anterior column (Iliopectineal line), and posterior wall of the acetabulum.


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Case information

rID: 46677
Case created: 13th Jul 2016
Last edited: 11th Aug 2016
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