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Calcified thoracic intervertebral disc at two levels as a cause of mid-back pain in a child: a case report

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Journal of Orthopaedic Science

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 An uncommon case of calcified disc at two levels in the thoracic spine is presented. A 12-year-old girl presented with intervertebral thoracic disc calcification from the levels D7–D8 and D11–D12. Level D7–D8 remained asymptomatic, whereas at level D11–D12 she had spontaneous pain for 10 months. Her symptoms were self-limiting and disappeared with bed rest, analgesics, and the use of a brace. The radiological changes were the same at 4-year follow-up, but the patient remained asymptomatic.

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Received: January 23, 2002 / Accepted: May 27, 2002

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Dhammi, I., Arora, A. & Monga, J. Calcified thoracic intervertebral disc at two levels as a cause of mid-back pain in a child: a case report. J Orthop Sci 7, 587–589 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s007760200105

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