Oto-Rhino-Laryngologic System Vasculitis

  • M. Habib Bouhaouala
  • M. Slim El Fourti
  • Nadida Dali
  • Lotfi Hendaoui
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Oto-rhino-laryngologic (ORL) cavities are frequently involved in vasculitis and are one of the major “target organs” of small-vessel vasculitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA). Patients commonly present with nonspecific clinical signs. Laboratory tests are helpful. Chest X-ray is systematic. CT and/or MRI of ORL cavities should be indicated if necessary. Biopsies of ORL suspicious lesions are essential for establishing a diagnosis.


Cell Count Laboratory Test Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Hearing Loss Vascular Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Habib Bouhaouala
    • 1
  • M. Slim El Fourti
    • 1
  • Nadida Dali
    • 2
  • Lotfi Hendaoui
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical Imaging, Medical School of TunisInterior Security Forces Teaching HospitalLa MarsaTunisia
  2. 2.Department of Medical Imaging and Imaging Guided InterventionsMongi Slim University HospitalLa MarsaTunisia
  3. 3.Department of Medical Imaging and Imaging Guided Interventions, Medical School of TunisMongi Slim University HospitalLa MarsaTunisia

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