Protrusio acetabuli presenting as a complex pelvic mass after total hip arthroplasty

Academic Article


  • BACKGROUND:: The differential diagnosis in an elderly woman with a complex pelvic mass includes benign and malignant diseases. CASE:: A woman in her ninth decade was discovered to have both a breast mass and a pelvic mass at examination. After diagnostic breast biopsy results that confirmed invasive breast carcinoma, pelvic examination and ultrasonography were performed. The ultrasonogram demonstrated a large complex pelvic mass. The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy at the time of her mastectomy. The pelvic mass was a protrusio acetabuli resulting from a prior right total hip arthroplasty. CONCLUSION:: A complex pelvic mass secondary to protrusio acetabuli is a rare clinical finding. © 2004 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 25828455
  • Author List

  • Leath CA; Barnes MN; Huh WK
  • Start Page

  • 1187
  • End Page

  • 1189
  • Volume

  • 104
  • Issue

  • 5 PART 2