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Topic 7402 - Created: 2006-10-20 23:55:41-04 - Modified: 2007-01-06 10:10:43-05
ACR Index: 4.9

>> Osteitis condensans ilii is a benign condition that results in increased bone density in the iliac bone. Specifically a bilaterally symmetrical sclerosis is present on the iliac bone margins of the sacroliliac joint.

>> Unlike sacroillitis, it exhibits no evidence of joint space involvement and the articular margins are intact. No erosions are present as well.

>> This condition typically causes no signs or symptoms and needs no treatment. Rarely minimal hip or buttock pain is stated to occur.

>> It's often found on a radiograph of the pelvis or lower back done for some other reason.

>> The etiology is unknown. Some state it may be a stress related phenomenon secondary to instability at the symphysis pubis after pregnancy and childbirth.

>> Osteitis condensans ilii occurs most often in young multiparous women.

>> Osteitis condensans ilii typically causes no signs or symptoms.

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Topic Submitted by: Mustafa Mohamed Alikhan - Author Info
Affiliation: National Capital Consortium
Topic approved by: Pil Kang - Editor Info
Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

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