Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease

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[edit] Discussion of Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease

[edit] Imaging Findings for Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease

[edit] Plain film and CT

  • Chondrocalcinosis: which has a predilection for a few sites in the majority of patients
    • Knee (medial and lateral compartments)
    • Wrist (triangular fibrocartilage)
    • Symphysis pubis
  • Joint destruction with the appearance of osteoarthrosis (joints space narrowing, osteophyte formation, sclerosis)
    • CPPD tends to occur in different locations than osteoarthrosis with CPPD affecting that shoulder, elbow, and patellofemoral compartment of the knee
    • Severe joint destruction can lead to a pseudo-Charcot's joint (called pseudo because sensation is preserved)

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Patient #1

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