Piriformis Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 23, 2023
  • Author: Shishir Shah, DO; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Diagnostic considerations include the following:

  • Bursitis or weaver's bottom (ie, ischiogluteal bursitis)

  • Gout

  • Pelvic mass, tumor, or endometriosis (in women)

  • Referred pain to the buttock caused by pronator forces of the foot

  • Sciatica caused by compression secondary to a fibrotic band, hematoma, or aneurysm of the inferior or superior gluteal artery

  • Spinal stenosis

Differential Diagnoses