Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010 , Vol 56 , Num 3

Osteoid Osteoma of the Iliac Bone Associated with Bilateral Sacroiliitis: A Case Report

Alptekin Tosun 1 ,Bilgehan Tosun 2
1 Giresun Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyodiagnostik Anabilim Dalı, Giresun, Türkiye
2 Kocaeli Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kocaeli, Türkiye
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.56.152

Osteoid osteoma is one of the infrequent causes of musculoskeletal pain. Rheumatic diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis are considered especially in  cases of bilateral sacroiliitis. An association between these diseases is uncommon. Since both  osteoid osteoma and sacroliitis response well to antiinflammatory therapy,  radiological investigations, such as computed tomography (CT), have a significant role in diagnosis due to its superiority in visualizing the  osseous tissue. Thus, this rare condition can not only be diagnosed, but also managed. This report presents a case of bilateral sacroiliitis in association with osteoid osteoma in a 23-year-old male patient, who was diagnosed and treated initially as bilateral sacroiliitis. CT was performed in order to evaluate   the   sacroiliac joint space and the  accompanying osteoid osteoma was detected coincidentally.

Keywords : Sacroiliits, osteoid osteoma, existence