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2019 Apr 22




Osteitis Condensans Ilii: An Uncommon Cause of Back Pain.


Biswas S, Konala V M, Adapa S, Amudala P, Naramala S
Cureus. 2019 Apr 22; 11(4):e4518.
PMID: 31259127.


Osteitis condensans ilii (OCI) is a benign cause of low back pain, which is self-limiting. Though OCI is still an orthopedic mystery, mechanical stress across the joint is a significant triggering factor according to the prevailing theories. The traditional location of involvement is around the ileum, and can be misinterpreted as sacroiliac joint (SIJ) involvement. We present a case of bilateral OCI with sclerosis based on radiological finding in a 30-year-old female presenting with chronic low back pain.