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Title: Soft tissue involvement, mediastinal pseudotumor, and venous thrombosis in pustulotic arthro-osteitis. A study of eight new cases
Authors: van Holsbeeck, M ×
Martel, W
Dequeker, Jan
Favril, A
Gielen, J
Verschakelen, Johny
Hoogmartens, Michel #
Issue Date: Jan-1989
Series Title: Skeletal radiology vol:18 issue:1 pages:1-8
Abstract: A syndrome of hyperostosis of the thoracic wall, nonspecific signs of inflammatory disease, and palmar and plantar pustulosis is described in eight patients (Table 1). Seven had intersternocostoclavicular ossification, and one had chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis. This complex of findings has been called "pustulotic arthro-osteitis". This report emphasizes the periosseous soft tissue inflammation and the unexplained subclavian and mediastinal vein thrombosis seen in two patients. Inflammatory periosseous and mediastinal lesions were seen on plain films in all eight patients and on computed tomographic (CT) scans in seven. Radiographs of the spine showed a spondyloarthropathy in three patients. This was characterized by ossification of the vertebral ligaments and sclerosis of the vertebral bodies. Awareness of the radiologic features of pustulotic arthro-osteitis is important because the clinical, biochemical and pathologic findings are often nonspecific and misleading.
ISSN: 0364-2348
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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