It has been suggested that ossification of the sacrotuberous ligaments is a good indicator of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), although others have contested this association. For what it's worth, our patient, a 50-year-old man, had no manifestations of DISH in the spine. Ossification of the sacrotuberous ligaments has also been associated with pudendal nerve entrapment.
Atherosclerotic calcifications can mimic the appearance of ossified sacrotuberous ligaments, but recognition of the course and tubular nature of these calcifications should be sufficient to avoid confusion.
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