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Incidental 18F-FDG Uptake of the Pubic Ramus and Abdominal Muscles due to Athletic Pubalgia During Acute Prostatitis

Published inMolecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy, vol. 27, no. 3, p. 133-135
Publication date2018
Abstract

A 23-year-old African native male patient presented with fever, lumbalgia and dysuria after returning from a trip to Togo. His physical examination revealed pain over the pubic symphysis and rectal tenderness on digital exam. The C-reactive protein (CRP) level was elevated along with positive blood and urinary cultures for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. An magnetic resonance imaging that has been performed to rule out arthritis/osteomyelitis in the pubis revealed edema of the symphysis. An 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography supported the diagnosis of prostate infection and showed a focal uptake of the pubic symphysis, with diffuse hyper-metabolism of the insertions of the rectus abdominis and longus adductor muscles, corresponding to athletic pubalgia. Fever and CRP responded rapidly to antibiotherapy.

Keywords
  • PET/CT
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Athletic pubalgia
  • Sports hernia
  • Prostatitis
Citation (ISO format)
RAGER, Olivier et al. Incidental 18F-FDG Uptake of the Pubic Ramus and Abdominal Muscles due to Athletic Pubalgia During Acute Prostatitis. In: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy, 2018, vol. 27, n° 3, p. 133–135. doi: 10.4274/mirt.19484
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