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Sports-related groin pain: evaluation with MR imaging

Ekberg, Olle LU ; Sjöberg, S and Westlin, N (1996) In European Radiology 6(1). p.52-55
Abstract
Our purpose was to assess the role of MRI in evaluating the musculoskeletal system in athletes with chronic pain laterally in the groin of unknown etiology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pubic ring was performed in 11 young athletes (soccer players) with long-standing groin pain. MR findings were compared with plain films and isotope examination (bone scan Tc 99M). Abnormal MRI findings included a broadened and irregular symphysis with a characteristic pattern of low signal intensity on T1W and high signal intensity on T2W images localized in the superior pubic ramus at a distance from the symphysis. Positive findings were also observed on plain films and on nuclear medicine studies. However, the imaging findings in the superior... (More)
Our purpose was to assess the role of MRI in evaluating the musculoskeletal system in athletes with chronic pain laterally in the groin of unknown etiology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pubic ring was performed in 11 young athletes (soccer players) with long-standing groin pain. MR findings were compared with plain films and isotope examination (bone scan Tc 99M). Abnormal MRI findings included a broadened and irregular symphysis with a characteristic pattern of low signal intensity on T1W and high signal intensity on T2W images localized in the superior pubic ramus at a distance from the symphysis. Positive findings were also observed on plain films and on nuclear medicine studies. However, the imaging findings in the superior public ramus of the symphysis was located considerably more laterally on MRI. MRI is a valuable method for evaluating discrete and ambiguous pelvic pain in athletes, particularly for identifying concomitant changes in the superior ramus, which may give rise to long-standing pain localized laterally in the groin. (Less)
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MRI, Pubic ring, Sport medicine, Osteitis pubis
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European Radiology
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6
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1
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52 - 55
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Springer
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  • pmid:8797950
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0938-7994
DOI
10.1007/BF00619952
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English
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  abstract     = {Our purpose was to assess the role of MRI in evaluating the musculoskeletal system in athletes with chronic pain laterally in the groin of unknown etiology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pubic ring was performed in 11 young athletes (soccer players) with long-standing groin pain. MR findings were compared with plain films and isotope examination (bone scan Tc 99M). Abnormal MRI findings included a broadened and irregular symphysis with a characteristic pattern of low signal intensity on T1W and high signal intensity on T2W images localized in the superior pubic ramus at a distance from the symphysis. Positive findings were also observed on plain films and on nuclear medicine studies. However, the imaging findings in the superior public ramus of the symphysis was located considerably more laterally on MRI. MRI is a valuable method for evaluating discrete and ambiguous pelvic pain in athletes, particularly for identifying concomitant changes in the superior ramus, which may give rise to long-standing pain localized laterally in the groin.},
  author       = {Ekberg, Olle and Sjöberg, S and Westlin, N},
  issn         = {0938-7994},
  keyword      = {MRI,Pubic ring,Sport medicine,Osteitis pubis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {52--55},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {European Radiology},
  title        = {Sports-related groin pain: evaluation with MR imaging},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00619952},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {1996},
}