Acute Longus Colli Calcific Tendinitis: A Rare Cause of Neck Pain

Frei, Nicolas and Bless, Nicolas (2019) Acute Longus Colli Calcific Tendinitis: A Rare Cause of Neck Pain. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (8). ISSN 2284-2594

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A 48-year-old man presented to our emergency department with neck pain without sensorimotor deficit and with a sore throat without signs of infection. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed because the patient had not responded to regular treatment and a blood test had showed inflammation. The images revealed cervical prevertebral fluid collection and calcification, compatible with acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle. Prednisolone 50 mg with pantoprazol 40 mg was administered for 5 days with rapid resolution of symptoms. Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is a rare and possibly underdiagnosed cause of atypical neck pain and sore throat.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Retropharyngeal swelling, prevertebral fluid collection, inflammatory neck pain
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 20:44
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 20:44

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