The Crowned Dens syndrome: a rare form of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease

Baysal T., Baysal O., KUTLU R. , Karaman I., Mizrak B.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, cilt.10, ss.1003-1005, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s003300051052
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1003-1005


The crowned dens syndrome has been termed as acute neck pain ascribed to CPPD deposits associated with a tomographic appearance of calcification surrounding the odontoid process. This rare entity resulting in cervical cord compression is generally seen in older female patients. We present a 26-year-old woman with cervical cord compression due to massive calcification in the periodontoid area and discuss the X-ray and CT findings of the disease.