Protrusio acetabuli in sickle-cell anemia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Of 155 adults with sickle-cell anemia (SS, SC), radiographs of the pelvis or hip demonstrated protrusio acetabuli on at least one side in 14 (3 men and 11 women), as indicated by projection of the acetabular line medial to the ilio-ischial line by greater than or equal to 3 mm in men and greater than or equal to 6 mm in women. All 14 patients had bone changes attributable to sickle-cell anemia, including marrow hyperplasia and osteonecrosis; however, the severity of femoral or acetabular osteonecrosis did not appear directly related to the protrusion. The authors conclude that sickle-cell anemia can predispose to development of protrusio acetabuli.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Martinez, S; Apple, JS; Baber, C; Putman, CE; Rosse, WF

Published Date

  • April 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 151 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 44

PubMed ID

  • 6701331

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.151.1.6701331


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States