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Case Report  |   September 1996
Single photon emission computed tomography scanning in diagnosis of a rare pelvic avulsion fracture
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Case Report   |   September 1996
Single photon emission computed tomography scanning in diagnosis of a rare pelvic avulsion fracture
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 1996, Vol. 96, 544. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.9.544
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 1996, Vol. 96, 544. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.9.544
Abstract

Avulsion fractures of the anterior inferior iliac spine are a relatively uncommon injury. Their diagnosis is usually made based on history, findings of the clinical examination, and standard roentgenograms. In the patient described, the diagnosis of avulsion of the anterior inferior iliac spine was made with the assistance of a single photon emission computed tomography scan, a relatively new diagnostic tool.