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Chondrocalcinosis of the temporomandibular joint: an external ear canal pseudotumor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1545954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of calcium pyrophosphate arthropathy (pseudogout) involving the temporomandibular joint of a 53-year-old woman presented clinically as an ear canal tumor. Further evaluation and surgical exploration disclosed chondrocalcinosis of the temporomandibular joint with involvement of the bones at the left base of the skull. This case report emphasizes the importance of recognizing the lesion by frozen-section examination because excellent results can be obtained by intraoperative curettage of the calcareous deposits and local irrigation with saline solution.
W B Magno; S H Lee; J Schmidt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-14     Completed Date:  1992-04-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Pathology, Hospital of St. Raphael, West Haven, Conn.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium Pyrophosphate / analysis
Cartilage, Articular / chemistry
Chondrocalcinosis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Ear Canal*
Ear Neoplasms / diagnosis
Frozen Sections
Middle Aged
Synovial Membrane / chemistry
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnosis*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
10086-45-0/Calcium Pyrophosphate

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