Sacral insufficiency fractures

Case contributed by Paresh K Desai
Diagnosis almost certain


Low back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

MR reveals marrow edema in the sacrum on both sides with linear hypointense bands on T1W images representing fracture lines.

Case Discussion

Sacral insufficiency fractures are stress fractures that occur due to osteoporosis

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