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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retro-pharyngeal calcific tendinitis?

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Dr. Marina Landa answered

Specializes in Pathology

Retropharyngeal calcific tendinitis is, or acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis a rare disease. The disease is a result of calcium hydroxyapatite deposition in the longus colli muscle and associated inflammation. Classically, the calcification affects the superior oblique portion of the longus colli muscle at the c1-c2 level. Treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids).

Answered Jul 2, 2019

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