Relapsing polychondritis studied by computed tomography

Radiology. 1985 Nov;157(2):489-90. doi: 10.1148/radiology.157.2.4048461.


Computed tomographic findings in a patient with relapsing polychondritis are described. Collapse of the cartilage of the nose and calcification in cartilages of the ears were clearly demonstrated. CT scanning was also helpful in evaluating the tracheobronchial tree for airway compromise, which could prove fatal in this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Polychondritis, Relapsing / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*