Case Reports in Orthopedics / 2020 / Article / Fig 5

Case Report

Acute Attack of Pseudogout with the Wide Lesion in Lumbar Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis

Figure 5

(a) Aspiration of the L3-4 interspinous space yielded a murky, pus-like synovial effusion. (b) Multiple cultures of the synovial fluid tested negative for bacteria and fungi, whereas compensated polarized light microscopy revealed monocle or triclinic intracellular crystal with a positive birefringence.

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