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Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease of the temporal bone.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Publication Date
Volume
107
Issue
11 Pt 1
Pages
912–916
Identifiers
PMID: 9823839
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Massive calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition is a rare disorder that may affect the temporomandibular joint and temporal bone. The diagnosis is difficult, and misdiagnosis as malignancy, particularly chondrosarcoma, is frequent. This can lead to unnecessarily aggressive management. The clinical, radiographic, and pathologic features of this entity are reviewed, and treatment options are discussed.

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