Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23--25

Pediatric intervertebral disc calcification: A no touch lesion


Monika Garg1, Sanyal Kumar1, Bhawna Satija1, Rajat Gupta2 
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Employee's State Insurance Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Basaidarapur, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Employee's State Insurance Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, Basaidarapur, New Delhi, India

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Bhawna Satija
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India

Intervertebral disc calcification (IVDC), though rare, remains an important differential of pediatric spinal pain. A 7-year-old boy presented with sudden-onset severe neck pain and restricted movements. There was no definite history of trauma or infection. Imaging of the cervical spine showed calcification of the intervertebral disc at C2-3 level, with significant posterior protrusion into the spinal canal causing compression of the cervical spinal cord. The child was kept on conservative management. The calcification and posterior protrusion showed near-complete resolution on 3-month follow-up. This case report emphasizes that childhood IVDC is a benign condition which commonly resolves spontaneously, without any surgical intervention and neurological sequelae.


How to cite this article:
Garg M, Kumar S, Satija B, Gupta R. Pediatric intervertebral disc calcification: A no touch lesion.J Craniovert Jun Spine 2012;3:23-25


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Garg M, Kumar S, Satija B, Gupta R. Pediatric intervertebral disc calcification: A no touch lesion. J Craniovert Jun Spine [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];3:23-25
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