Tracheal ring calcification and nuchal ligament calcification
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Chronic neck pain.
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Dense tracheal ring calcifications (anteriorly overlying the trachea) and nuchal ligament (posterior at the C4-C5 level) calcification are present.
Moderate degenerative spine and disc disease is noted in the cervical spine mainly centered at the C5-C6 level with disc space narrowing and anterior osteophytosis.
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The incidentally noted tracheal and nuchal ligament calcifications are considered degenerative in etiology at this age.
Symptoms were attributed to moderate degenerative changes in the spine.