Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

CONVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY AND MISCELLANEOUS
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101--105

A simplified staging system based on the radiological findings in different stages of ochronotic spondyloarthropathy


Isaac Jebaraj1, Binita Riya Chacko2, George Koshy Chiramel2, Thomas Matthai1, Apurve Parameswaran1 
1 Department of Orthopedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Isaac Jebaraj
Department of Orthopedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu - 632 004
India

This study describes a group of 26 patients with ochronotic spondyloarthropathy who were on regular treatment and follow-up at a tertiary level hospital and proposes a simplified staging system for ochronotic spondyloarthropathy based on radiographic findings seen in the thoracolumbar spine. This proposed classification makes it easy to identify the stage of the disease and start the appropriate management at an early stage. Four progressive stages are described: an inflammatory stage (stage 1), the stage of early discal calcification (stage 2), the stage of fibrous ankylosis (stage 3), and the stage of bony ankylosis (stage 4). To our knowledge, this is the largest reported series of radiological description of spinal ochronosis, and emphasizes the contribution of the spine radiograph in the diagnosis and staging of the disease.


How to cite this article:
Jebaraj I, Chacko BR, Chiramel GK, Matthai T, Parameswaran A. A simplified staging system based on the radiological findings in different stages of ochronotic spondyloarthropathy.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2013;23:101-105


How to cite this URL:
Jebaraj I, Chacko BR, Chiramel GK, Matthai T, Parameswaran A. A simplified staging system based on the radiological findings in different stages of ochronotic spondyloarthropathy. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 17 ];23:101-105
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