Pyogenic sacroiliitis: Another imitator of the acute abdomen

S. M. Cohn, D. J. Schoetz

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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