Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease of the temporal bone

J. A. Jordan, G. Lindberg, P. Roland, D. Mendelsohn

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)912-916
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number11 II
StatePublished - 1998


  • Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease
  • Pseudogout
  • Temporal bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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