Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 333–335 | Cite as

Osteomyelitis and pyogenic infection of the sacroiliac joint

MRI findings and review
  • M. Haliloglu
  • M. B. Kleiman
  • A. R. Siddiqui
  • M. D. Cohen
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Abstract

Acute pyogenic sacroiliac joint infection and osteomyelitis of adjacent bones often present with severe, poorly localized lower back, pelvic or hip pain. Five cases of sacroiliac joint infection or sacroiliac bone osteomyelitis were evaluated by MRI. MRI may be a helpful diagnostic tool to evaluate early changes of infection in the sacroiliac area. It is very sensitive for detecting bone marrow abnormalities; however, it is nonspecific and can not accurately differentiate osteomyelitis from sacroiliitis.

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Haliloglu
    • 1
  • M. B. Kleiman
    • 2
  • A. R. Siddiqui
    • 3
  • M. D. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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