Review of COVID-19, part 2: Musculoskeletal and neuroimaging manifestations including vascular involvement of the aorta and extremities

Devaraju Kanmaniraja, Jenna Le, Kevin Hsu, Jimmy S. Lee, Andrew Mcclelland, Shira E. Slasky, Jessica Kurian, Justin Holder, Molly Somberg Gunther, Victoria Chernyak, Zina J. Ricci

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Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has affected almost every country in the world resulting in severe morbidity, mortality and economic hardship, altering the landscape of healthcare forever. Its devastating and most frequent thoracic and cardiac manifestations have been well reported since the start of the pandemic. Its extra-thoracic manifestations are myriad and understanding them is critical in diagnosis and disease management. The role of radiology is growing in the second wave and second year of the pandemic as the multiorgan manifestations of COVID-19 continue to unfold. Musculoskeletal, neurologic and vascular disease processes account for a significant number of COVID-19 complications and understanding their frequency, clinical sequelae and imaging manifestations is vital in guiding management and improving overall survival. The authors aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology of the virus along with a detailed and systematic imaging review of the extra-thoracic manifestation of COVID-19. In Part I, abdominal manifestations of COVID-19 in adults and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children will be reviewed. In Part II, manifestations of COVID-19 in the musculoskeletal, central nervous and vascular systems will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-313
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume79
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Lower extremity CTA
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuroimaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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