Calcific tendinitis of longus colli muscle

Case contributed by Dr. Alejandro Rincon Vera

Presentation

Severe neck pain

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

There is a calcification of the longus colli muscle which measures 8 mm and is located anterior to C2 vertebra.

Case Discussion

The calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is a benign and self-limited entity, characterized by the presence of calcium deposits at the C1-C2 level. It can present clinically with neck pain, odynophagia, or dysphagia.

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