MR imaging of Achilles tendon in patients with familial hyperlipidemia: comparison with plain films, physical examination, and patients with traumatic tendon lesions.

@article{Dussault1995MRIO,
  title={MR imaging of Achilles tendon in patients with familial hyperlipidemia: comparison with plain films, physical examination, and patients with traumatic tendon lesions.},
  author={Robert G. Dussault and Phoebe A. Kaplan and G Roederer},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1995},
  volume={164 2},
  pages={403-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the MR imaging characteristics of Achilles tendons in patients at risk for tendon xanthomas because of familial hyperlipidemia and to compare these findings with those seen on plain radiographs and physical examination. We also wished to determine if MR imaging could be used to differentiate xanthomas from traumatic tendinopathy in a second group of patients who had no history of hyperlipidemia but who had a history of trauma to the Achilles… CONTINUE READING