Acute retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis: A case report with unusual location of calcification

So Young Park, Wook Jin, Sang Hun Lee, Ji Seon Park, Dal Mo Yang, Kyung Nam Ryu

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Abstract

Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is an inflammatory process caused by calcium hydroxyapatite crystal deposition in the longus colli tendon of the prevertebral space, and it may mimic a retropharyngeal infection or abscess. The diagnosis of retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis will be made radiologically by the detection of calcifications anterior to C1-C3 and prevertebral soft tissue swelling. We present a case of acute retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis with an unusual location of calcification anterior to the C5-C6 disc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-820
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Calcification
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Retropharyngeal infection
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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