CREST syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Known diagnosis of CREST syndrome. Complained of abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

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.


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).

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.