Acute suppurative infection of the sacroiliac joint can mimic the acute abdomen. Experience with a patient who had exploratory laparotomy for acute appendicitis prompted a review of the literature, which indicated that 12.6% of patients with pyogenic sacroiliitis have acute abdominal pain. A high index of suspicion is necessary to establish this diagnosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
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