Evaluation of sacroiliac joint MRI for pelvic venous congestion signs in women clinically suspected of sacroiliitis

Cimsit C., Yoldemir T., Tureli D., Aribal M. E.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.58, no.7, pp.849-855, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0284185116675656
  • Title of Journal : ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.849-855
  • Keywords: Sacroiliac joint, sacroiliitis (SI), pelvic pain, incidental findings, pelvic venous congestion (PVC), LOW-BACK-PAIN, HIP PAIN, DIAGNOSIS, PREVALENCE, SPINE, CT


Background: Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a commonly overlooked condition which is a potential cause of chronic pelvic pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) may demonstrate unexpected conditions that can mimic sacroiliitis (SI). Awareness of MRI-defined pelvic venous congestion (PVC) may help in identifying PCS, where vascular abnormality may be the sole manifestation of SIJ pain.