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Is tomography of intervertebral disc calcification useful in children?
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In the past ten years, we have found cervical intervertebral disc calcifications in three children on plain films of the cervical spine made because of cervical pain. In each case, we required further radiological investigations, antero-posterior and lateral linear tomography for two children and an axial computed tomography for one child. In each case, tomography revealed no supplementary useful information. On retrospect, we think that these examinations caused unnecessary irradiation and that they should only be carried out in the rare circumstances when disc calcification is associated with neurological symptoms.
Adolescent, Calcinosis/radiography, Cervical Vertebrae/radiography, Child, Humans, Intervertebral Disk/radiography, Male, Spinal Diseases/radiography, Tomography, X-Ray, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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