Evaluation of laryngeal cartilage calcification in computed tomography

2008
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article
dc.abstract.enBackground: Computed tomography (CT) is one of the basic methods used for laryngeal carcinoma diagnostics. Osteosclerotic and osteolytic changes of the cartilages are considered as a common radiologic symptom of laryngeal neoplasms. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the prevalence of both osteosclerotic changes and focal calcification defects, which may be suggestive of osteolysis. Calcification was assessed in the thyroid, the cricoid and the arytenoids cartilages on CT images of the neck. Material/Methods: We have retrospectively analyzed neck CT examinations of 50 patients without any laryngeal pathology in anamnesis. The grade and symmetry of calcifications was assessed in the thyroid, the cricoid and the arytenoids cartilages. Results: Calcification of the laryngeal cartilages was present in 83% of the patients. Osteosclerotic lesions of the thyroid cartilage were seen in 70% of the patients (asymmetric in 60% of them), of the cricoid catrilage in 50% (asymmetric in 60%), and of the arytenoid cartilages in 24% (asymmetric in 67%). Focal calcification defects were present in the thyroid cartilage in 56% of the patients (asymmetric in 67% of them), in the cricoid catrilage in 8% (asymmetric in all cases), and in the arytenoid cartilages in 20% (asymmetric in 90%). Conclusions: Osteosclerotic changes and focal calcification defects, which may suggest osteolysis, were found in most of the patients. Therefore, they cannot be used as crucial radiological criteria of neoplastic invasion of laryngeal cartilages.pl
dc.contributor.authorLaskowska, Katarzynapl
dc.contributor.authorSerafin, Zbigniewpl
dc.contributor.authorMackiewicz-Nartowicz, Hannapl
dc.contributor.authorLasek, Władysławpl
dc.contributor.authorMaciejewski, Michałpl
dc.contributor.authorWieczór, Radosławpl
dc.contributor.authorWiśniewski, Sebastianpl
dc.date.accession2019-05-20pl
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-20T06:30:39Z
dc.date.available2019-05-20T06:30:39Z
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dc.description.volume73pl
dc.identifier.articleid878364pl
dc.identifier.eissn1899-0967pl
dc.identifier.issn1733-134Xpl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OPpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/75149
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dc.subject.enlarynxpl
dc.subject.encomputed tomographypl
dc.subject.encalcificationpl
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dc.titleEvaluation of laryngeal cartilage calcification in computed tomographypl
dc.title.journalPolish Journal of Radiologypl
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dc.abstract.enpl
Background: Computed tomography (CT) is one of the basic methods used for laryngeal carcinoma diagnostics. Osteosclerotic and osteolytic changes of the cartilages are considered as a common radiologic symptom of laryngeal neoplasms. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the prevalence of both osteosclerotic changes and focal calcification defects, which may be suggestive of osteolysis. Calcification was assessed in the thyroid, the cricoid and the arytenoids cartilages on CT images of the neck. Material/Methods: We have retrospectively analyzed neck CT examinations of 50 patients without any laryngeal pathology in anamnesis. The grade and symmetry of calcifications was assessed in the thyroid, the cricoid and the arytenoids cartilages. Results: Calcification of the laryngeal cartilages was present in 83% of the patients. Osteosclerotic lesions of the thyroid cartilage were seen in 70% of the patients (asymmetric in 60% of them), of the cricoid catrilage in 50% (asymmetric in 60%), and of the arytenoid cartilages in 24% (asymmetric in 67%). Focal calcification defects were present in the thyroid cartilage in 56% of the patients (asymmetric in 67% of them), in the cricoid catrilage in 8% (asymmetric in all cases), and in the arytenoid cartilages in 20% (asymmetric in 90%). Conclusions: Osteosclerotic changes and focal calcification defects, which may suggest osteolysis, were found in most of the patients. Therefore, they cannot be used as crucial radiological criteria of neoplastic invasion of laryngeal cartilages.
dc.contributor.authorpl
Laskowska, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.authorpl
Serafin, Zbigniew
dc.contributor.authorpl
Mackiewicz-Nartowicz, Hanna
dc.contributor.authorpl
Lasek, Władysław
dc.contributor.authorpl
Maciejewski, Michał
dc.contributor.authorpl
Wieczór, Radosław
dc.contributor.authorpl
Wiśniewski, Sebastian
dc.date.accessionpl
2019-05-20
dc.date.accessioned
2019-05-20T06:30:39Z
dc.date.available
2019-05-20T06:30:39Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2008
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w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 24
dc.description.numberpl
4
dc.description.physicalpl
21-24
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
73
dc.identifier.articleidpl
878364
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1899-0967
dc.identifier.issnpl
1733-134X
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / OP
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https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/75149
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http://archiwum.inforadiologia.pl/download/index/idArt/878364.html
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eng
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eng
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych 4.0 Międzynarodowa
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CC-BY-NC-ND
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otwarte czasopismo
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larynx
dc.subject.enpl
computed tomography
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calcification
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Article
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Evaluation of laryngeal cartilage calcification in computed tomography
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Polish Journal of Radiology
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