Intervertebral disc calcification and klippel-feil syndrome

Justin Cole, Fadi Nemeh, Achint K. Singh, Jason Lally

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Abstract

Intervertebral disc calcification is rare in the pediatric population and is associated with sudden neurological manifestations. Although commonly symptomatic, conservative management yields excellent prognosis in the vast majority of cases. The following case illustrates the finding of intervertebral disc calcification in a patient with vertebral body segmentation anomaly consistent with Klippel-Feil Syndrome. As both entities are associated with potential neurological sequelae, this case of coexistent pathologies highlights the importance of recognizing the potential presence of intervertebral disc calcifications in pediatric Klippel-Feil Syndrome patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Computed Tomography
  • Intervertebral disc calcification
  • Klippel-Feil Syndrome
  • Ossified posterior longitudinal ligament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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