CT Cervical spine

CT cervical spine...
Sagittal bone window
CT cervical spine lateral view Partially calcified pseudomass behind the dens, extensive narrowing and erosive changes of the end-plates at the C2-C3 level, large erosion anteriorly in the C3 body. Intervertebral disc calcifications at the C6-C7 and C7-Th1 levels, calcifications in the posterior and anterior longitudinal ligaments and annulus fibrosus, calcifications at the interspinous ligament C7, spondylophyte formation anteriorly.
Modality: CT (bone window)

- “ Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) disease or pseudogout of the cervical spine. A partially calcified "mass" is seen behind the odontoid proc...”

Used in the following article:

  • Hydroxyapatite deposition disease - “ Hydroxyapatite crystal deposition disease (HADD) is a disease of uncertain etiology characterized by periarticular and intra-articular deposition ...”
  • Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease - “ Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD disease), also known as pyrophosphate arthropathy or pseudogout, is defined by the co-occurrence of ...”
  • Retro-odontoid pseudotumour - “ Retro-odontoid pseudotumours, also known as periodontoid pseudotumours, are nonneoplastic soft tissue masses adjacent to the odontoid process (den...”

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