Sonographic aspects of pseudoxanthoma elasticum

Pediatr Radiol. 1991;21(7):538-9. doi: 10.1007/BF02011738.


We describe a case of pseudo-xanthoma elasticum (PE) in a child with distinctive skin lesions without other symptoms. Renal ultrasonography showed a characteristic pattern of dotted increased echogenicity in the corticomedullary junction. Pancreas and spleen had similar echographic findings. We point out the importance of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of this rare disorder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Kidney / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spleen / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography