METHODS: The records of 74 patients with scleroderma followed at our institution were reviewed. Patient demographics and type of scleroderma (systemic vs. limited) were noted. Esophageal diameter was determined from HRCT by averaging measurements at 3 levels- at the middle of the aortic arch, 2 cm below the carina and just above the diaphragm. Studied variables were expressed as mean ± SD. Patients’ chest HRCT scans were graded by a radiologist for ILD by a fibrosis score, calculated by estimating the percentage of parenchymal involvement in three zones (upper, middle, lower) of each lung, with a score of 100 representing normal and a score of 400 representing severe fibrosis. Pearson’s correlation test was used to determine the association between esophageal diameter and fibrosis score. p< 0.05 was deemed statistically significant.