Calcified pelvic masses on radiographs: A case report and discussion

Maher Salahi, Heetabh Patel, Martha Gracia Knuttinen

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Calcified pelvic masses are frequently detected on plain radiographs in the field of emergency radiology, particularly after trauma. While many of these findings are benign, a subset may be life-threatening if not accurately identified. The differential diagnosis depends on the location of the tumor and the patient’s gender and history of trauma. Diagnostic possibilities include aneurysms, musculoskeletal and female pelvic malignancies and more benign entities, such as heterotopic ossification or phleboliths. Considering the possibility of these lesions will help to accurately identify relevant findings on radiographs and effectively select the appropriate treatment plan for patients presenting to the emergency room with pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1451-1454
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Aneurysm
  • Calcified pelvic masses
  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Radiographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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