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OBJECTIVE To investigate using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the part played by flexor and extensor tenosynovitis and synovitis of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints in producing the "sausage-like" aspect of spondyloarthropathy (SpA) toe dactylitis. METHODS Twelve sausage-like toes and(More)
OBJECTIVE Persistent type II endoleaks (ELIIp, ≥6months) after an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be associated with adverse outcomes. The aims of this study are the evaluation of the incidence of ELIIp, their pre-operative morphological predictive features (PMF) and the post-EVAR abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) evolution in the presence of ELIIp.(More)
Sacroiliitis is an indispensable condition for the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis according to the present criteria and is usually diagnosed on standard anteroposterior radiographs of the pelvis. In cases with suspicious abnormalities (grade 1 of the New York criteria) CT permits the diagnosis since it shows a higher degree of sacroiliitis. MRI is(More)
BACKGROUND The cause of musculoskeletal symptoms in the proximal extremities of patients who have polymyalgia rheumatica is not completely understood. The diffuse and severe discomfort can only be partially explained by the mild joint synovitis that is observed in these patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the involvement of the synovial structures of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish by means of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the role of tenosynovitis and arthritis in determining the "sausage-like" aspect of finger dactylitis and to compare the results of the 2 examinations. METHODS Twelve dactylitic fingers and their corresponding normal contralateral fingers belonging to 10 patients who met(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US) the frequency of retrocalcaneal bursa involvement in Achilles enthesitis of spondyloarthropathy (SpA) and to compare the results of the 2 examinations. METHODS Nineteen Achilles tendons with severe enthesitis and 9 normal tendons of 14 patients meeting the Amor criteria(More)
Seronegative spondylarthropathies include ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome and reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, plus other forms which do not meet the criteria for definite categories and are called undifferentiated. Recently two sets of classification criteria have been(More)
OBJECTIVES Oncological surgery of the chest wall should be performed to achieve free margins of at least 2 cm for metastasis or 4 cm for primary tumours. When the lesion is not visible or palpable, difficulty in identification may lead to a larger incision and a resection wider than is necessary. METHODS We report three cases of non-palpable metastatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate four-dimensional contrast-enhanced ultrasound (4D-CEUS) as an alternative imaging method to computed tomography angiography (CTA) during follow up of fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair (FEVAR) for juxta- and para-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). METHODS Between October 2011 and March 2012, all consecutive patients who(More)