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Rheumatology International

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 243–246 | Cite as

Extensor tendon rupture related to calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease

  • Y. Waguri-Nagaya
  • Y. Kubota
  • I. Sekiya
  • T. Otsuka
  • I. Shiomi
  • H. Shimizu
  • T. Tada
  • N. Matsui
Case Report

Abstract.

We report a rare case of spontaneous rupture of the extensor tendons at the wrist which was shown histologically to be related to calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition disease. The causes of tendon rupture were chronic synovitis with crystal deposition and a dorsal prominence of the ulnar head.

Tendon rupture Wrist Chondrocalcinosis Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate 

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Waguri-Nagaya
    • 1
  • Y. Kubota
    • 1
  • I. Sekiya
    • 1
  • T. Otsuka
    • 1
  • I. Shiomi
    • 1
  • H. Shimizu
    • 2
  • T. Tada
    • 3
  • N. Matsui
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagoya City University Medical school, Mizuho-Ku, Nagoya 467–8601, JapanJapan
  2. 2.Core Laboratory, Nagoya City University Medical school, Nagoya 467–8601, JapanJapan
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Nagoya City University School of Nursing, Nagoya 467–8601, JapanJapan

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