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A severe sore throat in a middle-aged man: calcific tendonitis of the longus colli tendon.
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PMID:  18815000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: Neck pain is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED), requiring appropriate evaluation to exclude serious pathology. Objectives: To review an atypical clinical presentation of neck pain and to distinguish this case and its associated radiographic features from more common clinical entities. Case Report: We present an ED case of calcific tendonitis of the longus coli muscle. Summary: Acute calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis is a rare, benign etiology of non-traumatic neck pain that is poorly recognized and often mistaken for other conditions secondary to infection or trauma. The importance of this disorder, as well as a review of the literature on the subject, is presented.
Hemal Kanzaria; John C Stein
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
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