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Tumoral calcinosis involving the cervical spine

Osamu Sasaki, Kimihiko Nakamura, Takeo Nashimoto, Hiroyuki Shibuya

Date of publication: 18-Jun-2015

Background:Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a disease of unknown etiology characterized by the presence of calcified masses in the juxta-articular regions of the extremities. Involvement of the cervical spine is very rare. In this report, the characteristics of TC of the cervical spine, including the clinical presentation, radiographic features, and surgical management are discussed.

A paradigm for the evaluation and management of spinal coccidioidomycosis

Nikolay L. Martirosyan, Jesse M. Skoch, Orel Zaninovich, Carmine Zoccali, John N. Galgiani, Ali A. Baaj

Date of publication: 17-Jun-2015

Background:Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that is endemic to parts of the Southwestern United States. When infection involves the spine, the treatment strategies can be challenging. We have devised a management protocol for spinal coccidioidomycosis based on a review of the literature and our experience.

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