Calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle

Case contributed by Dr Behrang Amini
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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 edema 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
Published: 30th Apr 2015
Last edited: 12th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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