Calcific discitis: MRI changes in discs without visible calcification

L. E. Swischuk, S. D. Stansberry

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Abstract

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
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1991

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Calcific discitis : MRI changes in discs without visible calcification. / Swischuk, L. E.; Stansberry, S. D.

In: Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 21, No. 5, 07.1991, p. 365-366.

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Swischuk, L. E. ; Stansberry, S. D. / Calcific discitis : MRI changes in discs without visible calcification. In: Pediatric Radiology. 1991 ; Vol. 21, No. 5. pp. 365-366.
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