Ischiopubic osteochondritis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

A physically active boy presented with limping, left perineal pain and tenderness after a soccer match.

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Male
MRI

Bone marrow and soft tissue oedema around the left ischiopubic synchondrosis.

Case Discussion

Ischiopubic osteochondritis was formerly counted among the aseptic bone necroses (van Neck-Odelberg disease), but is nowadays rather considered as a stress reaction of the ischiopubic synchondrosis, that nomally ossifies before puberty. MR signal changes at the IPS in asymptomatic children of that age are considered as a normal growth phenomenon 1. The main differential diagnosis is osteomyelitis.

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Case information

rID: 17688
Case created: 4th May 2012
Last edited: 2nd Nov 2015
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