Plain Radiography and Advanced Imaging of Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease and of Arthropathy Associated With Basic Calcium Phosphate Crystal Deposition

Mar 5, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Plain Radiography and Advanced Imaging of Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease and of Arthropathy Associated With Basic Calcium Phosphate Crystal Deposition

Key Points • Cartilage calcification (chondrocalcinosis) can occur in both fibrocartilage and hyaline cartilage. Fibrocartilaginous calcifications are most common in the menisci of the knee, triangular fibrocartilage of the wrist,…

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Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Crystal Deposition Disease

Mar 5, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Crystal Deposition Disease

Key Points • Assessment of nephrolithiasis, cholecystolithiasis, and ureteral calcified concrements has been the main indication for ultrasound in internal medicine. Ultrasound can detect uric acid–containing kidney stones that would…

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Basic Calcium Phosphate Crystal Arthropathy

Mar 5, 2019 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Basic Calcium Phosphate Crystal Arthropathy

Key Points • Basic calcium phosphate (BCP) crystals are a group of ultramicroscopic crystals that are mainly composed of hydroxyapatite and are frequently deposited in articular tissues. • BCP crystal…

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