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Title: Abnormal sonographic findings in the asymptomatic arthritic shoulder
Authors: Naranjo, Antonio 
Marrero-Pulido, T.
Ojeda, S.
Francisco, F.
Erausquin, C.
Rúa-Figueroa, I.
Rodriguez-Lozano, C.
Hernández-Socorro, C. R. 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
320509 Reumatología
320111 Radiología
Keywords: Arthritis
Rheumatoid
Shoulder Joint
Pathology
Ultrasonography, et al
Issue Date: 2002
Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 
Abstract: Objective: To assess the diagnostic value of ultrasonography (US) in the evaluation of arthritic shoulder joints, especially in painless shoulders. Methods: US examinations were performed in 57 consecutive patients with rheumatoid arthritis (114 shoulders) and in 32 controls (32 shoulders), using a 7.5 MHz linear probe and a standardized study protocol. US findings were compared with clinical, laboratory, and radiological data to find any relationship. Results: Abnormal sonographic findings were found in 80 shoulders (70%); the most common were lesions in the supraspinatus tendon (38%), subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis (29%), bone erosions of the humeral head (20%), glenohumeral joint effusion (19%), and biceps tendinitis (13%). Although US abnormalities were most frequent in patients with painful shoulders or abnormal findings on physical examination or radiography, a high rate of alterations was found in asymptomatic shoulders (51%), in normal shoulders on physical examination (44%) and in normal shoulders on radiographic assessment (61%). Differences of US findings in relation to time of evolution of rheumatoid arthritis, patient's age, and radiographic stage in hand and/or wrist joints were not found. Conclusion: US abnormalities in the shoulder joint are frequent in rheumatoid arthritis, both in patients with and without shoulder complaints as well as in patients with normal findings on physical examination.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/50133
ISSN: 0300-9742
DOI: 10.1080/030097402317255318
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology[ISSN 0300-9742],v. 31(1), p. 17-21
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