Int J Rheum Dis 2022 Jun 13. Epub 2022 Jun 13.
Department of Rheumatology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Objectives: This study describes the characteristics of vertebral osteophytes in different inflammatory and non-inflammatory diseases aiming to reflect the aortic-vertebrae interaction.
Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study including 4 group of patients, ankylosing spondylitis (AS, n = 52), Takayasu's arteritis (TKA, n = 31), diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH, n = 30), coronary artery disease (CAD, n = 10), 100 and also age-matched healthy controls (HC, n = 143). All subjects underwent a chest computed tomography scan and images of the upper and lower border of 7 adjacent thoracic vertebrae (T5 to T12) were captured. Read More