Alcaptonuria is an inherited hereditary metabolic disorder, which is associated with various systemic abnormalities and related to the accumulation of homogentisic acid and a derived melanine-like pigment in the connective tissues; the latter is termed ochronosis. We present the arthroscopic findings in the shoulder of a 58-year-old female with ochronotic arthropathy and discuss the role of arthroscopy in the diagnosis and management of this rare metabolic disorder.

Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder ochronotic arthropathy: a case report and review of literature

MASSAZZA, Giuseppe;
2006

Abstract

Alcaptonuria is an inherited hereditary metabolic disorder, which is associated with various systemic abnormalities and related to the accumulation of homogentisic acid and a derived melanine-like pigment in the connective tissues; the latter is termed ochronosis. We present the arthroscopic findings in the shoulder of a 58-year-old female with ochronotic arthropathy and discuss the role of arthroscopy in the diagnosis and management of this rare metabolic disorder.
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Alcaptonuria, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Homogentisic acid, Ochronosis
CASTAGNA A; GIOMBINI A; VINANTI G; MASSAZZA G; PIGOZZI F
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