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Pubic osteomyelitis resulting in rectovaginal fistula in an adolescent female.
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PMID:  23332202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Pelvic osteomyelitis is a rare but serious condition that has the potential for systemic and muscular complications if left untreated. The diagnosis is difficult due to the relative rarity of the disease, the difficulty of localizing the site of the infection, and the tendency for the presentation to mimic other disease processes.
CASE: A 13-year-old female who presented with complaint of severe right lower abdominal pain thought to be related to a hemorrhagic cyst but was found to have pubic osteomyelitis resulting in an abscess and vaginal fistula.
CONCLUSION: Although rare, pelvic osteomyelitis should be included in the differential diagnosis of pelvic pain.
Oluyemisi Adeyemi; Nancy Sokkary; Jennifer Dietrich
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e9-e11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030. Electronic address:
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