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A case of destructive calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease of the temporomandibular joint: a diagnostic challenge.
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PMID:  21676588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The authors present the case of a 64-year-old woman with a destructive calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease of the temporomandibular joint. Progressive pain, swelling and a malocclusion were her chief complaints. A few granular calcified masses surrounding the left condylar head and extending to the infratemporal fossa and middle cranial base were presented in CT images. It occurred alone without other joints being affected. A provisional diagnosis of occupying lesion with invasion was made preoperatively, but histologically, the mass contained numerous deposits of rod-shaped or rhomboid crystals, which were positively birefringent under a polarising microscope, suggesting a CPPD deposition disease. The histopathological diagnosis was further supported by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of this disease are discussed.
J Meng; C Guo; H Luo; S Chen; X Ma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, China.
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