Calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle

Case contributed by Dr Behrang Amini

Calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle

  • (A) a small calcification anterior to the C4 vertebral body on the radiograph (arrow).
  • (B) the amorphous calcification is better evaluated on the CT (arrow).
  • sagittal STIR (C) and coronal T2-weighted (D) images show oedema anterior to the longus colli muscle.

Case Discussion

Calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is an inflammatory/granulomatous response to deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in the tendons of the longus colli muscle.

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Case Information

rID: 36426
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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