Three Circumstances of Acute Calcific Retropharyngeal Tendinitis.
Nihon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho. 2016 Jul;119(7):955-61
Authors: Yamashita Y, Sakuma Y, Sibata Ok, Komatsu M, Niwa Ok, Takada Ok, Kuwahara T, Kasai N, Sagou T, Takayanagi H, Oridate N
Acute calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis is an irritation of the longus coli muscle characterised by the acute onset of neck ache, swallowing ache, and limitations of neck motion. Though signs subside spontaneously inside one to 2 weeks, many circumstances are handled with antibiotics as a result of scientific outcomes are just like a extreme an infection of the retropharyngeal space akin to a retropharyngeal abscess. We report herein on three circumstances of acute calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis. The primary and second circumstances had been hospitalized, had many examinations and had been identified retrospectively. The third affected person was handled as an outpatient after a CT scan. Typical CT imaging reveals prevertebral soft-tissue swelling with out ring enhancement, and amorphous calcification simply anterior to the atlanto-axial joint, permitting us early analysis.
PMID: 30051977 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]