W. Esselinckx

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A 44-year-old man presented with lipoma arborescens of the right shoulder, associated with a rotator cuff tear. MRI revealed villous proliferations with signal intensity of fat on all pulse sequences. At surgery, this bursa was found to contain moderately yellow cloudy fluid without fat globules. Histological examination of the lesion showed subsynovial(More)
There has been little basis on which to standardise a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), and so 11 rheumatology units in the south and west of Great Britain have collaborated in a study to evaluate possible criteria. Symptoms and laboratory findings claimed to be of diagnostic value in PMR were included in an analysis of the features of 236 patients(More)
1 Three intra-articular prednisolone analogues have been studied in a group of forty-six rheumatoid arthritic subjects. Each compound was tested at 50 mg and 100 mg dose over 3 weeks. 2 The anti-inflammatory effect was assessed by quantitative thermography. Systemic escape of the drug was monitored by plasma prednisolone and cortisol levels. 3 Both the(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the action of two regimens of intravenous (iv) pamidronate in the primary prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GC-OP). The primary purpose of the study was to determine whether any differences in bone mineral density (BMD) appeared after 1 year. A secondary endpoint aimed at assessing the remodeling(More)
Lipoma arborescens is a villous lipomatous proliferation of the synovial membrane characterized by chronic and painless synovial effusion. The aetiology is unknown. It has to be included in the differential diagnosis of chronic monoarticular disease in childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging provides a highly efficient tool for the diagnosis of this very rare(More)
Thirteen cases of pustulotic arthro-osteitis are reported: 3 children and 10 adults. The clinical and radiological aspects of this rare entity are discussed as well as the classification of this disease in the context of seronegative spondyloarthropathies.
We report three cases of spontaneous healing of aneurysmal bone cysts (ABC). In one case histological material was obtained after resection of the already ossified expansile mass discovered as a lytic lesion seven months previously. In the two other patients, spontaneous ossification of a radiologically presumed ABC in the lytic and expansile phase was(More)
We describe 3 children with pustulosis palmaris et plantaris associated with chronic recurrent (multifocal) osteomyelitis, located in the clavicle in 2 patients, and in the distal fibula as well as in several metatarsals in the third. The first 2 children also developed inflammatory sacroiliitis, one with chronic peripheral polyarthritis. These 3 cases(More)
We report 2 patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) associated with renal tubular osteomalacia. In both patients, RSDS was the presenting manifestation. Treatment of the underlying condition with calcitriol resulted in healing in both patients. These cases prompted us to undertake a retrospective study of 24 consecutive patients with(More)
In volunteers the activity of various doses of a nasal spray and of a suppository of salmon calcitonin was compared to a placebo and to the parenteral route of administration. Both new modes of administration were found to be active on the kidney (and the suppository was found to affect bone turnover as well). The parenteral route proved more effective, but(More)