Pictorial review of intrathoracic manifestations of progressive systemic sclerosis

Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Prabhakar Rajiah, Carolyn Allen, Shyam Sunder Koteyar, Ali Nawaz Khan

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Abstract

Intra-thoracic manifestations of progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) are not well known particularly the imaging features, which forms the basis of accurate and timely diagnosis. The aim of this study is to familiarize the physicians and radiologists with these features. The diagnosis can remain elusive because of the non-specific nature of symptoms which mimic many common conditions. Thus, the diagnosis of PSS can be missed leading to continuous morbidity if the correct imaging is not pursued. The authors examined the records of rheumatology patient referrals of over a 5 year period. A hundred and seventy patients with systemic sclerosis and mixed connective tissue disorders were chosen for detailed study of the imaging available, which form the basis of this review. The images included conventional chest radiographs, digital radiographs computed radiography (CT) and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT). Where applicable computed pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and radionuclide scans were also interrogated. Copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Medicine
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Imaging
  • mixed connective tissue disorders
  • progressive systemic sclerosis
  • systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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