Vertebral involvement in SAPHO syndrome: MRI findings
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- Nachtigal, A., Cardinal, E., Bureau, N. et al. Skeletal Radiol (1999) 28: 163. doi:10.1007/s002560050494
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We report on the MRI findings in the vertebrae and surrounding soft tissues in two patients with the SAPHO syndrome (Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, Hyperostosis, Osteitis). The MRI findings include abnormal bone marrow signal, either focal or diffuse, of the vertebral bodies and posterior elements; hyperintense paravertebral soft tissue swelling and abnormal signal of the intervertebral discs. These changes are consistent with discitis and osteitis.