Season 5 Case 18

History: low back pain

Season 5 Case 18

Case 18

History: low back pain


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Case 18 Answer

Did you think sacroiliitis? How extensive is the abnormality on the left? Does sacroiliitis extend down into the acetabulum or involve the iliac crest?

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much more diffuse cortical thickending and patchy sclerosis/lucencies throughout the medullary cavity

Answer: Paget’s disease of the pelvis

reference: https://radiopaedia.org/articles/paget-disease-of-bone-2


I’ve seen this missed MANY times on lumbar spine X-rays. Don’t forget the pelvis is partially included on lumbar X-rays! Now, admittedly this is commonly asymptomatic and may be a total incidentaloma, but it still deserves mention for further workup as necessary