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Journal of Radiological Review 2021 March;8(1):12-6

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.21.00086-7

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Radiological features of a patient affected by yellow nail syndrome

Antonino SARNO 1 , Sara VARELLO 2, Daniela ROBOTTI 1, Paola DEBANI 1, Paolo FONIO 2

1 SC Radiology 2, Molinette Hospital, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy; 2 Unit of Radiology 1, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy



The yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is a rare condition characterized by the concomitant manifestation of three clinical features: yellow and dysmorphic nails, respiratory symptoms and peripheral lymphedema. The diagnosis is usually made clinically, when the simultaneous presence of two of the three elements of the triad is found. However, the syndrome exhibits also some peculiar radiological features. We presented the case of a patient affected by YNS with a typical phenotype, describing the radiological findings related to the syndrome, paying particular attention to the ultrasonographic examination of soft tissues and nail layers.


KEY WORDS: Yellow nail syndrome; Ultrasonography; Respiratory system

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