Intervertebral Disc Calcification in Elderly


C hondrocalcinosis or intervertebral disc calcification (IDC) denotes a deposition of hydroxyapatite or calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals within annulus fibrosus and/or nucleus pulposus of the disc. The prevalence of IDC increases with age and extent of disc space loss. An 80-year-old female that was referred to us due to back pain complaint had… (More)


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