Pelvic digit

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Right hip pain

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Right hip joint

A well-corticated finger-like bony protuberance (pelvic digit) arising from the medial segment of right inferior pubic ramus extending laterally with pseudoarticulation with the medial aspect of neck of right femur.

Mild right hip effusion and synovial thickening with stranding of surrounding fat planes, reflecting synovitis.

Case Discussion

Pelvic digit is a rare congenital abnormality where there is development of bony tissue in the soft tissue pelvis and can be associated with pseudoarticulations. It is usually asymptomatic, however, in this case it can be the cause of associated synovitis.


Case courtesy, Prof. Dr. Khaled Matarawy, Professor of radiology, Alexandria university, Egypt.

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Case information

rID: 74447
Published: 27th Mar 2020
Last edited: 27th Mar 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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