Post-radiotherapy osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis: computed tomographic features.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/92000
Title:
Post-radiotherapy osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis: computed tomographic features.
Authors:
Wignall, T A; Carrington, Bernadette M; Logue, John P
Abstract:
We report the clinical and computed tomography (CT) features of seven patients with osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis following radiotherapy for bladder (n=4) or cervical (n=3) carcinoma. The patients presented with fistulae (n=5), pain (n=1) or small bowel obstruction (n=1) between 6 and 19 years after radiotherapy. The diagnosis was confirmed by surgery with histology or bacteriology of the symphysis pubis and/or associated abscess in all patients. In addition to bone destruction, other features identified on CT included abscesses, bowel loops adherent to the symphysis pubis and/or communicating with an abscess cavity, a soft tissue mass enveloping the residual bone, and fistulae. The combination of clinical and radiological features suggests osteomyelitis and, for patients who have had pelvic radiotherapy, this treatable condition should be included in the differential diagnosis of solitary symphysis pubis destruction.
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Withington, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Post-radiotherapy osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis: computed tomographic features. 1998, 53 (2):126-30 Clin Radiol
Journal:
Clinical Radiology
Issue Date:
Feb-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/92000
DOI:
10.1016/S0009-9260(98)80059-7
PubMed ID:
9502089
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0009-9260
Appears in Collections:
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dc.contributor.authorWignall, T Aen
dc.contributor.authorCarrington, Bernadette Men
dc.contributor.authorLogue, John Pen
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-12T12:48:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-12T12:48:23Z-
dc.date.issued1998-02-
dc.identifier.citationPost-radiotherapy osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis: computed tomographic features. 1998, 53 (2):126-30 Clin Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn0009-9260-
dc.identifier.pmid9502089-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0009-9260(98)80059-7-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/92000-
dc.description.abstractWe report the clinical and computed tomography (CT) features of seven patients with osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis following radiotherapy for bladder (n=4) or cervical (n=3) carcinoma. The patients presented with fistulae (n=5), pain (n=1) or small bowel obstruction (n=1) between 6 and 19 years after radiotherapy. The diagnosis was confirmed by surgery with histology or bacteriology of the symphysis pubis and/or associated abscess in all patients. In addition to bone destruction, other features identified on CT included abscesses, bowel loops adherent to the symphysis pubis and/or communicating with an abscess cavity, a soft tissue mass enveloping the residual bone, and fistulae. The combination of clinical and radiological features suggests osteomyelitis and, for patients who have had pelvic radiotherapy, this treatable condition should be included in the differential diagnosis of solitary symphysis pubis destruction.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectUrinary Bladder Canceren
dc.subjectUterine Cervical Canceren
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differential-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studies-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOsteomyelitis-
dc.subject.meshPubic Symphysis-
dc.subject.meshRadiation Injuries-
dc.subject.meshRadiotherapy-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.subject.meshUrinary Bladder Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshUterine Cervical Neoplasms-
dc.titlePost-radiotherapy osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis: computed tomographic features.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Withington, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Radiologyen
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