Case 12-1987: A 28-Year-Old Woman with Pain in the Buttocks and Leg and Lesions of the Sacrum and Ilium

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. McNeely, Betty U. McNeely, Gwilym S. Lodwick, Andrew Rosenberg

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Presentation of Case A 28-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of lesions of the sacrum and ilium. She was well until three years earlier, when pain and numbness developed in the posterolateral left thigh and leg during the fifth month of her second pregnancy. The pain gradually worsened over the next three years and spread to involve the lumbosacral region and both buttocks. X-ray films of the lower spine and pelvis (Fig. 1) showed a well-demarcated osteosclerotic lesion in the left sacral wing and a second lesion in the body of the sacrum that appeared to be osteolytic…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-742
Number of pages7
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 19 1987
Externally publishedYes


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