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Calcification of the alar ligament of the cervical spine in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

Rahma Boussaadani Soubai, Latifa Tahiri, Fatima Zahra Abourazzak, Siham Tizniti, Taoufik Harzy

Abstract


Calcification of the alar ligament is rare. It usually develops as a result of traumatic injury and is especially prominent in the elderly. CT scanning is the gold standard of the diagnosis. We report a case of a calcification of the transverse and alar ligament in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 13:41



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