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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
Sep 2011

Radiology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis

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SECTION EDITOR: C. DOUGLAS PHILLIPS, MD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(9):954. doi:10.1001/archoto.2011.148-b

Diagnosis: Calcific prevertebral tendinitis (also known as calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis and calcific tendinitis of the longus colli)

Calcific prevertebral tendinitis is a self-limiting inflammatory condition. It was originally described by Hartley1 in 1964. Ring et al2 clarified the pathogenesis in 1994; they demonstrated deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in the superior oblique tendon fibers of the longus colli muscle. A review of the literature revealed fewer than 80 cases, with a wide age range (21-80 years).

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