June 1972

Intervertebral Disk Calcification in Childhood

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Radiology, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(6):608-611. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110120132022

Asymptomatic lumbar and dorsal intervertebral disk calcification occurred in two children. One case remained asymptomatic 8 months and the other 3 years after their incidental discovery on chest roentgenograms. Most of the previously reported cases concerned the cervical spine, and were usually symptomatic. Asymptomatic disk calcification can be seen as an incidental roentgenographic finding anywhere in the spine, while acute symptoms of localized pain or