Echographic study of Tietze's syndrome

Clin Rheumatol. 1991 Mar;10(1):2-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02208023.


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 opposite normal side were observed. A moderate thickness and a decreased echogenicity of surrounding soft tissues was observed in one case.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cartilage / diagnostic imaging
  • Cartilage / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tietze's Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tietze's Syndrome / pathology
  • Ultrasonography