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Crystal arthropathy of the lumbar spine: a report of 4 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17429128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gout or pseudogout, caused by deposition of crystals, rarely affects the spine. We report 4 cases with gout or pseudogout in the lumbar spine. Two had cauda equina syndrome and another 2 had spinal stenosis. To avoid unnecessary surgery, this should be considered in the differential diagnosis when treating patients with histories of gout or pseudogout for spinal problems.
H Y Lam; K Y Cheung; S W Law; K Y Fung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1022-5536     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-12     Completed Date:  2007-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440382     Medline TA:  J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Chondrocalcinosis / complications,  diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Gout / complications,  diagnosis*
Lumbar Vertebrae / radiography*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Polyradiculopathy / etiology,  surgery
Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*
Spinal Stenosis / etiology,  surgery

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