Case Report

Two unusual cases of external rotator muscle pathology producing hip pain

Graeme Thompson
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 19, No 1 | a740 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v19i1.740 | © 2015 Graeme Thompson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 October 2014 | Published: 08 May 2015

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Graeme Thompson, Morton and Partners, Cape Town, South Africa


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Abstract

Two unusual cases of inflammation of the external rotator muscles of the hip are presented. In each case, the patient presented with acute hip pain. The diagnoses of acute calcific periarthritis involving the gluteus medius muscle, and pyomyositis of the obturator internus muscle secondary to a perianal fistula, were made with the aid of diagnostic imaging and histology. The importance of reviewing the pelvic viscera is highlighted.

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