Tophaceous pseudogout of the thoracic spine

Vasisht Srinivasan, Henry Kesler, Mahlon Johnson, Howard Dorfman, Kevin Walter

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Abstract

Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (CPDD, tophaceous pseudogout) is a rare crystal arthropathy characterized by pyrophosphate crystal deposition in joints, synovitis and chondrocalcinosis on imaging.We present the case of a 72-year-old man with 6 months of left chest pain; magnetic resonance imaging revealed a T9/T10 herniated disc. Intraoperatively, the material was sent for pathological analysis revealing pseudogout. Axial calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition is rare but reported in the literature and found at the craniocervical junction and skull. Spinal calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition is rare in the thoracic spine. It is often asymptompatic and can involve the disc or ligaments. This case demonstrates a unique presentation of CPDD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-750
Number of pages4
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume154
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

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Chondrocalcinosis
Calcium Pyrophosphate
Spine
Thorax
Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Synovitis
Chest Pain
Ligaments
Skull
Joints
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Srinivasan, V., Kesler, H., Johnson, M., Dorfman, H., & Walter, K. (2012). Tophaceous pseudogout of the thoracic spine. Acta Neurochirurgica, 154(4), 747-750. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-012-1308-2

Tophaceous pseudogout of the thoracic spine. / Srinivasan, Vasisht; Kesler, Henry; Johnson, Mahlon; Dorfman, Howard; Walter, Kevin.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 154, No. 4, 01.04.2012, p. 747-750.

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Srinivasan, V, Kesler, H, Johnson, M, Dorfman, H & Walter, K 2012, 'Tophaceous pseudogout of the thoracic spine', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 154, no. 4, pp. 747-750. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-012-1308-2
Srinivasan, Vasisht ; Kesler, Henry ; Johnson, Mahlon ; Dorfman, Howard ; Walter, Kevin. / Tophaceous pseudogout of the thoracic spine. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 2012 ; Vol. 154, No. 4. pp. 747-750.
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