CREST syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick

Presentation

Known diagnosis of CREST syndrome. Complained of abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Paucity of bowel gas, small air-fluid levels in proximal ascending colon.

Coarse calcifications in soft tissues of hips and buttocks.

IUD projected onto small pelvis.

X-ray

Hand and elbow X rays taken 3 months prior to the above KUB show scattered punctate soft tissue calcifications and acro-osteolysis (resorption of the distal phalanges of both hands).

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