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Acute Retropharyngeal Calcific Tendinitis in an Unusual Location: a Case Report in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Atlantoaxial Subluxation

Title
Acute Retropharyngeal Calcific Tendinitis in an Unusual Location: a Case Report in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Atlantoaxial Subluxation
Author
이승훈
Keywords
Calcific tendinitis; Longus colli muscle; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); Computed tomography (CT); Rheumatoid arthritis
Issue Date
2011-07
Publisher
Korean Radiology SOC
Citation
Korean Journal of Radiology, 2011, 12(4), P.504-509
Abstract
Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is defined as inflammation of the longus colli muscle and is caused by the deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystals, which usually involves the superior oblique fibers of the longus colli muscle from C1-3. Diagnosis is usually made by detecting amorphous calcification and prevertebral soft tissue swelling on radiograph, CT or MRI. In this report, we introduce a case of this disease which was misdiagnosed as a retropharyngeal tuberculous abscess, or a muscle strain of the ongus colli muscle. No calcifications were visible along the vertical fibers of the longus colli muscle. The lesion was located anterior to the C4-5 disc, in a rheumatoid arthritis patient with atlantoaxial subluxation. Calcific tendinitis of the Longus colli muscle at this location in a rheumatoid arthritis patient has not been reported in the English literature.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.3348/kjr.2011.12.4.504&code=0068KJR&vmode=FULL
ISSN
1229-6929
DOI
10.3348/kjr.2011.12.4.504
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