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Metabolic Bone Diseases

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Calcification of menisci is seen in (DNB Dec 2009)



A Metastatic secondaries
B Pseudo gout

C Meniere's disease
D Syphilis

Ans. B

Pseudo gout

a. Pseudo gout is one of the manifestation of CPPD deposition (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate).

b. X-ray features include calcification which is usually seen around the knees, wrists, shoulders, hips, pubic symphysis and intervertebral discs. In articular cartilage it is seen as a thin line parallel to the joint.

c. In the fibrocartilaginous menisci and discs it produces a cloudy and irregular opacities.

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