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World J Clin Cases. Mar 26, 2023; 11(9): 2043-2050
Published online Mar 26, 2023. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v11.i9.2043
Ultrasound-guided intra-articular corticosteroid injection in a patient with manubriosternal joint involvement of ankylosing spondylitis: A case report
Min-Hee Choi, In-Young Yoon, Won-Joong Kim
Min-Hee Choi, In-Young Yoon, Won-Joong Kim, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul 07985, South Korea
Author contributions: Choi MH contributed to manuscript writing and editing; Yoon IY examined the patient and contributed to data analysis; Kim WJ contributed to conceptualization and supervision; All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Won-Joong Kim, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, 1071, Anyangcheon-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul 07985, South Korea.
Received: November 25, 2022
Peer-review started: November 25, 2022
First decision: December 19, 2022
Revised: December 28, 2022
Accepted: February 15, 2023
Article in press: February 15, 2023
Published online: March 26, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Manubriosternal joint (MSJ) disease is a rare cause of anterior chest pain but can be a major sign of systemic arthritic involvement. In patients with anterior chest pain, systemic arthritic diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis should be considered but are difficult to diagnose. This report suggests that single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography can be an effective diagnostic tool for evaluating musculoskeletal causes of anterior chest pain, and this pain can be controlled by ultrasound-guided intra-articular corticosteroid injections into the MSJ.