Three cases report of calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis Naoya Nishida 1,2 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology,Takamatsu red cross hospital pp.695-699
Published Date 2011/8/20
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1411101944
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 Calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis is an inflammatory process of the superior oblipue tendons of the longus colli muscle caused by deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite. The clinical findings include neck pain and pain on swallowing,limitaions of neck movement. This condition may be misdiagnosed as retropharyngeal abscess. The diagnosis can be established radiogaraphically by identification of pathognomonic findings of calcifications in front of the C1-2 cervical spine. Knowledge of the clinical and imaging findings can prevent a misdiagnosis and inappropriate attempts at surgical drainage.

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