A case of acute calcium pyrophosphate arthritis in two rare sites of involvement: The cervical facet and atlantoaxial joint
Department of Radiology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir, Turkey
Keywords: Atlantoaxial joint, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate, facet joint, magnetic resonance imaging
Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition (CPPD) disease, also known as pseudogout, in which crystals are deposited in the joints and/or soft tissues, leads to a variety of articular and periarticular disorders. Herein we report a 67-year-old female patient with neck pain who was diagnosed as CPPD disease of both the atlantoaxial joint and right C4-C5 facet joint with radiological findings. The combined use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging can be helpful in establishing a diagnosis and providing the correct treatment.
Citation: Saylısoy S. A case of acute calcium pyrophosphate arthritis in two rare sites of involvement: The cervical facet and atlantoaxial joint. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2020;31(2):395-398.
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