Calcified cervical intervertebral discs in children. Report of three cases.

Abstract:

:Calcified cervical intervertebral discs in children are manifestations of an uncommon, distinct disease of unknown cause. Acute symptoms are usually followed by a benign course of spontaneous recovery, frequently culminating in resorption of the calcium. Rarely herniation of the disc may cause neurological complications. Two cases are presented as examples of the typical syndrome. A third case was operated on because of herniation with radiculopathy; the clinical, radiographic, and pathological findings are reported in detail.

journal_name

J Neurosurg

journal_title

Journal of neurosurgery

authors

Smith RA,Vohman MD,Dimon JH 3rd,Averett JE Jr,Milsap JH Jr

doi

10.3171/jns.1977.46.2.0233

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1977-02-01 00:00:00

pages

233-8

issue

2

eissn

0022-3085

issn

1933-0693

journal_volume

46

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