Narrowing of the airway in relapsing polychondritis.


Relapsing polychondritis, once thought to be a very rare disease, is being recognized with increasing frequency. It is characterized by inflammation of cartilaginous structures throughout the body. In some cases, the eye and ear are involved; aortic aneurysms develop in a minority of patients. The cartilages of the airway are affected in more than 50% of all cases, and the resulting stenotic lesions can be life-threatening. Radiographic study of the airway is of great value in detection and evaluation of upper respiratory involvement.

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@article{Kilman1978NarrowingOT, title={Narrowing of the airway in relapsing polychondritis.}, author={William J. Kilman}, journal={Radiology}, year={1978}, volume={126 2}, pages={373-6} }