Ischiopubic synchondrosis asymmetry

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Known case of osteosarcoma of the left distal femur. The scintigraphy revealed an area of increased uptake at the left ischiopubic region (metastasis ?).

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Enlargement of the left ischiopubic synchondrosis with small lytic areas, and irregular edges.

Case Discussion

CT appearances of left ischiopubic synchondrosis asymmetry.

The ischiopubic synchondrosis may show an increase in radiotracer uptake on radionuclide bone imaging. It represents a normal phase of skeletal development that may mimic a bone lesion on x-rays and radionuclide bone scans.

Additional contributor: A Ramdani, MD.

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