Acute Calcific Tendinitis of the Longus Colli

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A Agrawal, A Kalyanpur

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:131-6

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1311055

Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli is an unusual cause of acute neck pain and stiffness. Acute calcific tendinitis is a relatively benign inflammatory condition that can clinically mimic more serious entities such as retropharyngeal abscess, spondylodiscitis, or spine trauma. On computed tomography, acute calcific tendinitis shows characteristic signs of amorphous calcification in the longus colli tendon at the C1 to C2 level and prevertebral fluid, which can help to distinguish this from other more ominous conditions afflicting the neck. This report presents the computed tomography features of this rare entity in three patients presenting with acute neck pain and stiffness.




A Agrawal, A Kalyanpur

急性頸長肌鈣化性肌腱炎是急性頸部疼痛和僵直的非常罕見病因。急性鈣化性肌腱炎是一個相對良 性的炎症性疾病,臨床上可以與更嚴重的疾病如咽後膿腫、椎間盤炎或脊椎創傷表現相似。電腦斷 層掃描顯示急性鈣化性肌腱炎的特徵是在C1至C2水平的頸長肌肌腱位置出現無定形鈣化及椎前積 液,這些徵象有助於該病與頸部其他更嚴重的病理狀態之間的鑑別。本文報告因急性頸部疼痛和僵 直就診的三名該病患者,描述這種罕見疾病的電腦斷層掃描特徵。