Tracheal ring calcification and nuchal ligament calcification

Case contributed by Dr. Soni C. Chawla


69 year old female presented with chronic neck pain.

Patient Data

Age: 69 years
Gender: Female

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. 

Case Discussion

Dense tracheal and nuchal ligament calcifications are considered degenerative in etiology at age of 69 years and were noted incidentally.

Her pain was attributed to moderate degenerative changes in the spine.

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Case information

rID: 41624
Published: 23rd Dec 2017
Last edited: 24th Dec 2017
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