Early calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) arthropathy

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah El-Sayed Allam

Presentation

Acute right knee pain, mild local tenderness, redness and hotness

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

 Single rounded hyper-echoic spot at the middle zone of intercondylar cartilage of the right femur.

 

Case Discussion

Synovial fluid analysis revealed rhomboid crystals which are  weakly positive birefringent under compensated polarized light. Diagnosis: Early CPPD 

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Case Information

rID: 39742
Case created: 17th Sep 2015
Last edited: 19th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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