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

Author Biographies

Rahma Boussaadani Soubai
Rheumatology department, CHU Hassan II Fes, Morocco
Latifa Tahiri
Rheumatology department, CHU Hassan II Fes, Morocco
Fatima Zahra Abourazzak
Rheumatology department, CHU Hassan II Fes, Morocco
Siham Tizniti
Radiology department, CHU Hassan II Fes, Morocco
Taoufik Harzy
Rheumatology department, CHU Hassan II Fes, Morocco
Published
2013-02-26
Section
Articles

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