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Differential Diagnosis

Septic Sacroiliitis
  • Paola D’Aprile
  • Alfredo Tarantino
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Abstract

  • A 54-year-old woman

  • Patient with painful swelling in right gluteal region

  • Low back pain on the right side

  • Low-grade fever

  • A 54-year-old woman

  • Patient with painful swelling in right gluteal region

  • Low back pain on the right side

  • Low-grade fever

Fig. 1

Axial and coronal T2-weighted images with fat saturation (ab), axial and coronal T1-weighted images with fat saturation after contrast medium administration (ce). Abscess located in the deep subcutaneous and gluteus maximus muscle on the right side (a, c). The infectious process spreads, through the gluteus muscle, to the sacroiliac joint. Note edema-osteitis of the sacral bone, intra-articular microabscesses, and erosions of the articular surfaces

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola D’Aprile
    • 1
  • Alfredo Tarantino
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology - Neuroradiology SectionSan Paolo HospitalBariItaly

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