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Atypical Ossicle Joint Lesions in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Sicca Syndrome (Sjögren Syndrome)

Atypical Ossicle Joint Lesions in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Sicca Syndrome (Sjögren Syndrome) Abstract • Atypical incudomalleal and incudostapedial joint changes were found in a 55-year-old woman with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis and sicca syndrome (Sjögren syndrome). Available audiograms taken at 37 and 42 years of age demonstrated slight bilateral high-frequency loss of hearing. The ossicular joint changes involved dissolution of disk material together with proliferation of synovial-type elements of the disk and articular surfaces, with formation of pannus-like tissue. There was extensive destruction of cartilage, with cellular collagenous tissue extending along the exposed bone surfaces. Despite strong similarities to rheumatoid arthritis, a definite diagnosis cannot be made in the absence of the inflammatory, Iymphocyteplasma cell component. (Arch Otolaryngol 103:284-286, 1977) References 1. Doig JA, Whaley K, Dick WC, et al: Otolaryngological aspects of Sjögren's syndrome . Br Med J 4:460-463, 1971.Crossref 2. Goodwill CJ, Lord JG, Jones RPK: Hearing in rheumatoid arthritis: A clinical and audiometric survey . Ann Rheum Dis 31:170-173, 1972.Crossref 3. Copeman WSC: Rheumatoid oto-arthritis? Br Med J 2:1526-1527, 1963.Crossref 4. Friedmann I: Pathology of the Ear . Oxford, England, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1974, p 371. 5. Gussen R: The human incudomalleal joint . Arthritis Rheum 14:465-474, 1971.Crossref 6. Gussen R: Unusual lesion of incudomalleal joint . Arch Otolaryngol 94:169-173, 1971.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Atypical Ossicle Joint Lesions in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Sicca Syndrome (Sjögren Syndrome)

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 103 (5) – May 1, 1977

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1977.00780220078009
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Abstract

Abstract • Atypical incudomalleal and incudostapedial joint changes were found in a 55-year-old woman with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis and sicca syndrome (Sjögren syndrome). Available audiograms taken at 37 and 42 years of age demonstrated slight bilateral high-frequency loss of hearing. The ossicular joint changes involved dissolution of disk material together with proliferation of synovial-type elements of the disk and articular surfaces, with formation of pannus-like tissue. There was extensive destruction of cartilage, with cellular collagenous tissue extending along the exposed bone surfaces. Despite strong similarities to rheumatoid arthritis, a definite diagnosis cannot be made in the absence of the inflammatory, Iymphocyteplasma cell component. (Arch Otolaryngol 103:284-286, 1977) References 1. Doig JA, Whaley K, Dick WC, et al: Otolaryngological aspects of Sjögren's syndrome . Br Med J 4:460-463, 1971.Crossref 2. Goodwill CJ, Lord JG, Jones RPK: Hearing in rheumatoid arthritis: A clinical and audiometric survey . Ann Rheum Dis 31:170-173, 1972.Crossref 3. Copeman WSC: Rheumatoid oto-arthritis? Br Med J 2:1526-1527, 1963.Crossref 4. Friedmann I: Pathology of the Ear . Oxford, England, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1974, p 371. 5. Gussen R: The human incudomalleal joint . Arthritis Rheum 14:465-474, 1971.Crossref 6. Gussen R: Unusual lesion of incudomalleal joint . Arch Otolaryngol 94:169-173, 1971.Crossref

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1977

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