[Idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification in children: the role of diagnostic imaging. A case report].

@article{Falcone2006IdiopathicID,
  title={[Idiopathic intervertebral disc calcification in children: the role of diagnostic imaging. A case report].},
  author={Lorenzo Falcone and Pasquale Rossiello and Ignazio d'Addetta and Fabio Martino},
  journal={Reumatismo},
  year={2006},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={62-5}
}
The idiopathic calcification of the intervertebral disc in childhood is a rare syndrome with unknown aetiology. This pathology is more frequent in males, with predominant localization to cervical spine. The natural evolution of the syndrome is the progressive and spontaneous resorption of the calcific deposit, with symptom regression. We report a case of an acute and worsening torticollis in a 10-year-old child, with reference to a recent minor cervical distortion, resistant to analgesic… CONTINUE READING