Chondrocalcinosis

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia

Presentation

Long history of progressive knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Chondrocalcinosis in the form calcification of the patellar articular hyaline cartilage and both menisci of the right knee joint is seen together with tricompartmental 2ry osteoarthritic changes, predominantly at the patellofemoral compartment.

Case Discussion

Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (CPPD) is the 1st possibility in this case considering the 2ry osteoarthritic changes and patient's age. However, further laboratory investigation was advised to reach a final diagnosis.

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Case Information

rID: 21512
Case created: 28th Jan 2013
Last edited: 4th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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