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Seronegative spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis: CT, MRI features and differentials.

Prakash D, Prabhu SM, Irodi A - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Bottom Line: Seronegative spondyloarthropathy is a group of chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases that predominantly affect the axial skeleton.Involvement of sacroiliac joint is considered a hallmark for diagnosis of seronegative spondyloarthropathy and is usually the first manifestation of this condition.We present a pictorial essay of CT and MRI imaging findings in seronegative spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis in various stages and highlight common differentials that need to be considered.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Seronegative spondyloarthropathy is a group of chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases that predominantly affect the axial skeleton. Involvement of sacroiliac joint is considered a hallmark for diagnosis of seronegative spondyloarthropathy and is usually the first manifestation of this condition. It is essential for the radiologist to know the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis as imaging plays an important role in diagnosis and evaluation of response to treatment. We present a pictorial essay of CT and MRI imaging findings in seronegative spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis in various stages and highlight common differentials that need to be considered.

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Findings of acute sacroiliitis on MRI – capsulitis and enthesitis. Axial oblique STIR images show (A) hyperintensity of the posterior capsule (white arrow) which represents capsulitis with (B) hyperintensity of the junctional interface of capsule and bone (white arrow) which represents enthesitis
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Figure 7: Findings of acute sacroiliitis on MRI – capsulitis and enthesitis. Axial oblique STIR images show (A) hyperintensity of the posterior capsule (white arrow) which represents capsulitis with (B) hyperintensity of the junctional interface of capsule and bone (white arrow) which represents enthesitis


Seronegative spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis: CT, MRI features and differentials.

Prakash D, Prabhu SM, Irodi A - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Findings of acute sacroiliitis on MRI – capsulitis and enthesitis. Axial oblique STIR images show (A) hyperintensity of the posterior capsule (white arrow) which represents capsulitis with (B) hyperintensity of the junctional interface of capsule and bone (white arrow) which represents enthesitis
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Figure 7: Findings of acute sacroiliitis on MRI – capsulitis and enthesitis. Axial oblique STIR images show (A) hyperintensity of the posterior capsule (white arrow) which represents capsulitis with (B) hyperintensity of the junctional interface of capsule and bone (white arrow) which represents enthesitis
Bottom Line: Seronegative spondyloarthropathy is a group of chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases that predominantly affect the axial skeleton.Involvement of sacroiliac joint is considered a hallmark for diagnosis of seronegative spondyloarthropathy and is usually the first manifestation of this condition.We present a pictorial essay of CT and MRI imaging findings in seronegative spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis in various stages and highlight common differentials that need to be considered.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT
Seronegative spondyloarthropathy is a group of chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases that predominantly affect the axial skeleton. Involvement of sacroiliac joint is considered a hallmark for diagnosis of seronegative spondyloarthropathy and is usually the first manifestation of this condition. It is essential for the radiologist to know the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis as imaging plays an important role in diagnosis and evaluation of response to treatment. We present a pictorial essay of CT and MRI imaging findings in seronegative spondyloarthropathy-related sacroiliitis in various stages and highlight common differentials that need to be considered.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus