Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 2–4 | Cite as

Echographic study of Tietze's syndrome

  • F. Martino
  • M. D'Amore
  • G. Angelelli
  • L. Macarini
  • F. P. Cantatore


An echographic study of Tietze's syndrome was carried out. Three patients with clinical evidence of Tietze's syndrome were examined. Ten normal volunteers were studied as controls. In Tietze's syndrome a dishomogeneous increase of the echogenicity in pathological cartilage and an increased thickness vs. the oposite normal side were observed. A moderate thickness and a decreased echogenicity of surrounding soft tissues was observed in one case.

Key words

Echography Tietze's Syndrome 


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© Acta Medica Belgica 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Martino
    • 1
  • M. D'Amore
    • 2
  • G. Angelelli
    • 1
  • L. Macarini
    • 1
  • F. P. Cantatore
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyUniversity of BariBariItaly

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