Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 159–162

SAPHO syndrome: 20-year follow-up

  • A. M. Davies
  • A. J. Marino
  • N. Evans
  • R. J. Grimer
  • N. Deshmukh
  • D. C. Mangham
CASE REPORT

DOI: 10.1007/s002560050493

Cite this article as:
Davies, A., Marino, A., Evans, N. et al. Skeletal Radiol (1999) 28: 159. doi:10.1007/s002560050493

Abstract 

Considerable attention has been paid in the past 10 years to the radiological spectrum of disease entities belonging to the SAPHO syndrome. We report an unusual case presenting with an extra-axial (femoral) lesion, prior to description of this syndrome, which was radiologically and histologically mistaken for a parosteal osteosarcoma. Nineteen years later, a further lesion developed in the scapula together with the typical sternoclavicular manifestations, at which stage the correct diagnosis of SAPHO syndrome was established.

Key words SAPHO syndrome CT Parosteal osteosarcoma Sternoclavicular joints 

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© International Skeletal Society 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Davies
    • 1
  • A. J. Marino
    • 2
  • N. Evans
    • 1
  • R. J. Grimer
    • 2
  • N. Deshmukh
    • 3
  • D. C. Mangham
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UKGB
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UKGB
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UKGB
  4. 4.MRI Centre, Birmingham B31 2AP, UKGB

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