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Normal variant: Calcification in the ligamentum nuchae

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Affiliation: Madigan Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Normal variant: Calcification in the ligamentum nuchae

History: 73 year old man who reports diffuse vague neck pain secondary to a fall.

Findings: Multiple age-related degenerative changes are seen throughout the cervical spine. Specifically of interest, there is a well corticated oblong calcific density seen in the soft tissues posterior to the C5 and C6 vertebral bodies.

Ddx: - Ossification of the ligamentum nuchae - Fracture with posterior displacement of a spinous process

Dxhow: CT

Exam: Slight subjective tenderness along the posterior neck was reported by the patient during physical exam. The examining physician stated he appreciated “crepitus” along the posterior lower neck.

No MeSH data available.


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Normal variant: Calcification in the ligamentum nuchae

Scism JTS - MedPix

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Madigan Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Normal variant: Calcification in the ligamentum nuchae

History: 73 year old man who reports diffuse vague neck pain secondary to a fall.

Findings: Multiple age-related degenerative changes are seen throughout the cervical spine. Specifically of interest, there is a well corticated oblong calcific density seen in the soft tissues posterior to the C5 and C6 vertebral bodies.

Ddx: - Ossification of the ligamentum nuchae - Fracture with posterior displacement of a spinous process

Dxhow: CT

Exam: Slight subjective tenderness along the posterior neck was reported by the patient during physical exam. The examining physician stated he appreciated “crepitus” along the posterior lower neck.

No MeSH data available.