Retropharyngeal effusion in acute calcific prevertebral tendinitis: diagnosis with CT and MR imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Three patients with the diagnosis of acute calcific prevertebral tendinitis underwent CT or a combination of CT and MR imaging, which showed previously described findings of calcifications within the tendons of the longus colli muscles. In addition, however, we detected a retropharyngeal effusion in all three patients. The importance of this finding lies in the need to differentiate this effusion from retropharyngeal infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eastwood, JD; Hudgins, PA; Malone, D

Published Date

  • October 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1789 - 1792

PubMed ID

  • 9802506

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8337467

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-6108


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States