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Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Aug;40(8):1095-8. doi: 10.1007/s00256-011-1155-x. Epub 2011 Apr 10.

Sub-pubic cartilaginous cyst--diagnostic utility of CT-guided contrast injection.

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Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, UK. saratgadde@gmail.com

Abstract

Sub-pubic cartilaginous cyst is an unusual, non-neoplastic, cystic lesion arising secondary to degenerative change in the symphysis pubis and usually is seen in multiparous women. Only a few case reports have been published describing the pathological findings and characteristic MRI appearances of the lesion. This report is the first to illustrate the diagnostic utility of CT-guided contrast injection into the cyst to diagnose this benign lesion. This is a simple procedure which can provide the diagnosis accurately and help to prevent excessive morbidity from wide local excision of what may be assumed to be a sarcoma.

PMID:
21479519
DOI:
10.1007/s00256-011-1155-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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