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Calcific tendinitis of the prevertebral space: A case report

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September 19, 2013
by Roy Riascos, MD; Jillian Lazor, AB; Lisa Vu, MD; Rudiger Von Rischtl, MD; Roberto Zamudio, MD


Calcific prevertebral tendinitis is a self-limiting inflammatory condition of the prevertebral space that involves the insertion of the longus colli tendon. Understanding this condition and its characteristic imaging findings is essential for early diagnosis and differentiation of the disorder from other acute conditions. We describe a case of a 40-year-old patient who presented to the emergency department with severe odynophagia and exhibited the computed tomography findings necessary to confirm this disease.

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