Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 5, Number 3, March 2014, pages 171-173

An Unusual Cause of Neck Pain: Acute Calcific Tendinitis of the Longus Colli


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Soft tissue X-ray of the neck showing thickening of the prevertebral soft tissue, up to 8.2 mm at the level of the atlas.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. CT-scan of the neck showing calcifications (A) at the site of insertion of the longus colli tendon anterior to C1. A slight edema in the retropharyngeal space, without peripheral enhancement, is also noted.