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Case 10229

Calcific longus colli tendinitis: CT findings

Author(s)
Roque M, Fernandes L, Távora I

Hospital de Santa Maria ; Avenida Professor Egas Moniz 1649-035 Lisboa, Portugal; Email:mianaroque@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 58 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Unenhanced cervical spine CT
     

    Axial unenhanced cervical spine CT, demonstrating a hypodense area in the retropharyngeal space.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Axial unenhanced cervical spine CT, on bone window, demonstrating a focus of calcification ventral to the anterior arch of C1 and C2 body.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Sagital reformatted image on bone window, demonstrating a focus of calcification ventral to the anterior arch of C1 and C2 body.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Sagital reformatted image on soft-tissue window, demonstrating a hypodense area in the retropharyngeal space.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT six days later
     

    Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on bone window, showing the same calcified lesion.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on soft tissue window, showing an almost complete resolution of the previously hypodense area.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT five months later
     

    Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on bone window, showing a disappearance of calcifications.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on soft-tissue window, showing a complete resolution of the previous loculation.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Sagital reconstructed image, on bone window, showing the resorption of the calcifications.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;

    Sagital reconstructed image, on soft-tissue window, proving the complete dissapearance of the previous effusion.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Education; Special Focus: Calcifications / Calculi;
     
     
Axial unenhanced cervical spine CT, demonstrating a hypodense area in the retropharyngeal space.
 
Axial unenhanced cervical spine CT, on bone window, demonstrating a focus of calcification ventral to the anterior arch of C1 and C2 body.
 
Sagital reformatted image on bone window, demonstrating a focus of calcification ventral to the anterior arch of C1 and C2 body.
 
Sagital reformatted image on soft-tissue window, demonstrating a hypodense area in the retropharyngeal space.
 
Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on bone window, showing the same calcified lesion.
 
Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on soft tissue window, showing an almost complete resolution of the previously hypodense area.
 
Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on bone window, showing a disappearance of calcifications.
 
Axial contrast-enhanced cervical CT on soft-tissue window, showing a complete resolution of the previous loculation.
 
Sagital reconstructed image, on bone window, showing the resorption of the calcifications.
 
Sagital reconstructed image, on soft-tissue window, proving the complete dissapearance of the previous effusion.
 
 
 
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