longus colli muscle

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lon·gus col·li mus·cle

(long'gŭs kol'ī mŭs'ĕl)
Medial part: origin, the bodies of the third thoracic to the fifth cervical vertebrae; insertion, the bodies of the second to fourth cervical vertebrae; superolateral part: origin, the anterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the third to fifth cervical vertebrae; insertion, the anterior tubercle of the atlas; inferolateral part: origin, the bodies of the first to third thoracic vertebrae; insertion, the anterior tubercles of the transverse processes of the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae; action, for all three parts, twist neck and flex neck anteriorly; nerve supply, for all three parts, ventral primary rami of cervical spinal nerves (cervical plexus).
Synonym(s): musculus longus colli [TA] , long muscle of neck.
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The sagittal CECT scan of the neck shows amorphous calcification of the longus colli muscle and a retropharyngeal effusion (red arrow).
The cervical segment is supported by the longus colli muscle anteriorly and the semispinalis cervicis and cervical multifidus muscles posteriorly.
1,2-a) was situated at the level first intercostal space, on the surface of longus colli muscle, esophagus on the left side and trachea on the right side.
Whilst fluoroscopy is a reliable method for identifying the nerve structures, ultrasound allows for the identification of the vertebral vessels, the thyroid gland and vessels, the longus colli muscle, the nerve roots and the esophagus.
MRI findings demonstrated a smooth retropharyngeal effusion extending from the skull base to the C5 level and asymmetric edema of the left longus colli muscle (Figure 2).
Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle (CTLC) is a rare and self-limiting inflammatory disorder of the tendon insertions.
Acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis of the longus colli muscle. Applied Radiology.
Calcific retropharyngeal tendinitis is an inflammatory condition caused by deposition of [Ca.sup.++] hydroxyapatite crystals in the superior oblique tendon fibers of the longus colli muscle. An acute inflammatory response occurs when these deposits rupture.
In addition, amorphous calcification was seen embedded within the superior oblique tendon (proximal tendon of the longus colli muscle; Figure 2).
A radiologic finding of an amorphous soft-tissue calcification in the longus colli muscle at the level of C1 or C2 is considered pathognomonic for prevertebral calcific tendinitis.
It is in the submucosal plane between the longus colli muscles without any inflammatory changes.