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Calcifying discopathy in infancy in the cervical spine: evaluation of vertebral alterations over a period of time.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3627859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Calcifying discopathy in infancy involving in the cervical spine has already been observed and described by many authors, as a well-defined clinico-radiological syndrome with a benign course. The clinical picture is composed of: pain and functional limitation, sometimes with a stiff neck, more rarely slight fever, increase of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate or leukocytosis. The radiographic picture consists of the association of morphological and structural alterations of vertebral bodies adjacent to one or more disc calcifications usually centrally sited, sometimes associated with anterior or posterior herniations. On the basis of the observation of 7 patients of up to 15 years of age, the authors propose to evaluate the changes of both the vertebral bodies and the discs involved in the disease over a period of time. The repetition of even modest alterations, that persist in time, testify to the involvement of the vertebral growth perhaps, more than the discal alterations connected with the calcification.
S Urso; M Colajacomo; A Migliorini; F M Fassari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-21     Completed Date:  1987-10-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / radiography*
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology,  radiography*
Child, Preschool
Growth Disorders / pathology,  radiography
Intervertebral Disk / pathology,  radiography*
Time Factors

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