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Il Giornale Italiano di Radiologia Medica 2018 Settembre-Ottobre;5(5):676-9

DOI: 10.23736/S2283-8376.18.00117-1

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Pediatric calcific discitis: a case report and literature review

Fabio BARONE 1 , Cristina GALLO 2, Giuseppe CRAPARO 2, Maria P. PAPPALARDO 2

1 Istituto di Radiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico P. Giaccone di Palermo, Palermo, Italia; 2 U.O.C. di Neuroradiologia, ARNAS Civico di Palermo, Palermo, Italia


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The idiopatic calcification of the intervertebral disc in infancy is a rare syndrome with unknown etiology. We report a case of calcific discitis in a 7-year-old child with acute and ingravescent torticollis. The aim of the study was to present our case of calcific discitis, analyze the imaging findings, and review the literature in an attempt to formulate a possible etiology.


KEY WORDS: Intervertebral disc - Calcification, physiologic - Child - Cervical vertebrae

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