A Case of Crowned Dens Syndrome with Huge CalcificationsMasao Sato*
Department of Rheumatology, Matsunami General Hospital, Hashima Gifu, Japan
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- Masao sato
Department of Rheumatology, Matsunami General Hospital
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Received Date: January 25, 2017; Accepted Date: February 08, 2017; Published Date: February 13, 2017
Citation: Sato M (2017) A Case of Crowned Dens Syndrome with Huge Calcifications. J Arthritis 6:i103. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000i103
Copyright: © 2017 Sato M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An 81-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of headache and neck pain. She had no neurological symptoms, articulation disorder, or swallowing disorder. The plain radiograph showed calcification deposits around the atlantoaxial joint and anterior vertebral body (Figure 1). The computed tomography scan of her neck showed details of these calcifications (Figures 2-4). Huge crownshaped deposits of hydroxyapatite or calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate were seen. The C-reactive protein level was slightly increased to 0.78 mg/dL. Oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy resulted in complete improvement of her symptoms.