Acute Calcific Tendonitis of the Longus Colli: An Uncommon Cause of Neck Pain in the Emergency Department
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
acute calcific tendonitis, neck pain, sports medicine, orthopedics, emergency medicine, longus colli
Emergency Medicine | Orthopedics | Sports Medicine
The longus colli muscle has three major parts that originate and insert in the upper cervical and thoracic spine. It is a weak flexor of the neck, and when contracted also serves to rotate the neck to the ipsilateral side. It is innervated by the anterior rami of the C2-C6 spinal nerves and receives its blood supply from the anterior cervical and inferior thyroid arteries. In a post motor vehicle collision (MVC) patients presenting weeks later, the physician has to ensure there is no subacute fracture. Clinically, these patients present with severe anterior neck pain that will often be described as a deep pain.
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Ulloa N, Gill J, Childress J (July 20, 2020) Acute Calcific Tendonitis of the Longus Colli: An Uncommon Cause of Neck Pain in the Emergency Department. Cureus 12(7): e9295. doi:10.7759/cureus.9295