Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : .., Vol.: 1, Issue.: 3

Case Report

OSTEITIS PUBIS IN AN ELDERY PATIENT: A CASE REPORT

 

NICHITEAN RALUCA1*, REDNIC SIMONA1,2 AND BARSAN CRISTIAN3

1Clinical County Emergency Hospital – Rheumatology Clinic, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2Department of Rheumatology, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

3Clinical County Emergency Hospital – Radiology Clinic, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Abstracts

Osteitis pubis is defined as an idiopathic, inflammatory disease of the pubic symphysis and surrounding structures. Osteitis pubis most commonly occurs among athletes but can also occur among non-athletes as a result of any pelvic stress (eg, trauma, pelvic surgery, pregnancy). We present the case of an eldery man with a history of urological interventions who developed pubic pain afterwards. Laboratory examination showed raised inflammatory variables but no leukocytosis. The MRI described bone marrow edema in the pubic ramus and inflammation in the pubic symphysis. Medical management included rest, analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs and steroids).

Keywords :

Osteitis pubis; bone edema; suprapubic pain.