Acute Osteolysis of the Public Bone and Sacral Insufficiency Fracture

YYR Chan, YL Lee, WF Ng, KKT Lai, ACW Chin, WC Wong, YHH Huang

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:45-7

Pubic osteolysis can mimic malignant or infective bone disease. With a growing elderly population locally, it is expected that an increasing number of patients with pubic osteolysis will be encountered in clinical practice. Awareness of this entity and a vigorous search for concomitant sacral insufficiency fracture are important to avoid excessive and unnecessary investigations before making the correct diagnosis.