Bilateral accessory superior acetabular notches

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 44
Gender: Male

Small lucencies in the roof of the acetabulums bilaterally represent accessory superior acetabular notches (anatomical variant). No fracture or malalignment is identified.

CT confirms the presence of bilateral accessory superior acetabular notches.

Case Discussion

Accessory superior acetabular notches are an anatomical variant, which should not be confused for a traumatic injury. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 41372
Published: 12th Jan 2016
Last edited: 24th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.