Journal Browser Advanced Search Help
Journal Browser Advanced search HELP
J Rheum Dis. 2016 Jun;23(3):179-182. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4078/jrd.2016.23.3.179
Kang M , Bang SY , Ryu JA , Gim S , Park ES , Lee H , Lee HS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, Korea. lhsberon@hanyang.ac.kr
Department of Radiology, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Guri, Korea.
Abstract

Ischiofemoral impingement (IFI) syndrome is an uncommon cause of gluteal and hip pain. We report on a case of a 20-year-old man who presented with chronic gluteal and hip pain with low back pain without a history of trauma or surgery. He was misdiagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) at another clinic. The patient was finally diagnosed with IFI syndrome according to pelvic magnetic resonance imaging findings at our hospital. After two weeks of medical and physical treatment, his pain showed gradual improvement. Because IFI syndrome is rarely reported in male patients, it might be misdiagnosed as AS. Therefore, IFI syndrome should be considered as a differential diagnosis of AS, particularly in young male patients with atypical pain characteristics.

Copyright © 2019. Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors.