Echographic study of Tietze's syndrome

  title={Echographic study of Tietze's syndrome},
  author={Fabio Martino and M. D’amore and Giuseppe Angelelli and Luca Macarini and Francesco Paolo Cantatore},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
SummaryAn echographic study of Tietze's syndrome was carried out. Three patients with clinical evidence of Tietze's syndrome were examined. Ten normal volunteers were studied as controls. In Tietze's syndrome a dishomogeneous increase of the echogenicity in pathological cartilage and an increased thickness vs. the oposite normal side were observed. A moderate thickness and a decreased echogenicity of surrounding soft tissues was observed in one case. 

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Xeroradiography of the anterior thoracic wall was performed on 7 patients with Tietze's syndrome. This technique gave a good representation of the rib cartilages which are enlarged in this disease.

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  • Medicine
    The American journal of medicine
  • 1956

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Six patients with clinical features suggestive of Tietze syndrome had a thoracic computed tomographic (CT) examination following a normal plain film or tomographic examination of the affected costochondral junction, finding enlargement of the costal cartilage at the site of complaint and ventral angulation of the involved costal Cartilage.

Bone Scan in Tietze's Syndrome

  • A. Sain
  • Medicine
    Clinical nuclear medicine
  • 1978
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