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UNUSUAL RADIOLOGICAL FINDING ADDS RARE CONDITION TO DIFFERENTIAL FOR NECK PAIN AND STIFFNESS

Published:December 19, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.12.005
      We describe the case of a patient presenting with neck pain and stiffness, in whom no infective pathologies are detected. We draw attention to the possibility that patients with this presentation may suffer from acute calcification of the longus colli muscles. Treatment is conservative and the condition is self-limited, with symptoms typically spontaneously resolving in 2–3 weeks.

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