Pelvic sickle cell complications

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
X-ray

Sclerosis and marked flattening of the right femoral head with secondary osteoarthritis. Penile implant. 

Case Discussion

A patient with sickle cell disease with two obvious complications on the pelvic radiograph:

  • avascular necrosis of the femoral head
  • impotence (requiring the need for a penile implant)
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Case information

rID: 8039
Published: 4th Jan 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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