Tracheal ring calcification and nuchal ligament calcification
69 year old female presented with 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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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.