PMID: 589908Sep 1, 1977

Radiodiagnostic signs in pseudoxanthoma elasticum generalisatum (dysgenesis elastofibrillaris mineralisans)

Clinical Radiology
J J Prick, H O Thijssen


The clinical symptomatology of patients suffering from pseudoxanthoma elasticum and the radiodiagnostic signs in four patients suffering from this disease have been reviewed. In these patients four groups of previously unpublished radiodiagnostic abnormalities were found. These are calcification of a number of ligaments; changes in the wall of brachiocephalic trunk, the right common, internal and external carotid arteries; fibro-osseous metaplasia of the long bones; dysplasia of the vertebrae. The authors believe that these changes are explicable by the general disorder of connective tissue and its derivatives which occurs in pseudoxanthoma elasticum.


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