Calcific discitis: MRI changes in discs without visible calcification

L. E. Swischuk, S. D. Stansberry

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The syndrome of calcific discitis producing pain referable to the neck or back in children is not uncommon [1-5]. The diagnosis is accomplished on the basis of clinical findings and the radiographic demonstration of calcified intervertebral discs. We present a recent case of a young child who presented with typical clinical findings and demonstrated calcification in a thoracic intervertebral disc. MR examination, however, demonstrated pathologic changes in three other intervertebral discs which did not demonstrate calcification on plain roentgenograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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