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Advanced ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in a mildly symptomatic patient. A case report and literature review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The neuroradiology journal
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
643–647
Identifiers
PMID: 24059724
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe the imaging findings of a man who developed neurologic symptoms due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament with narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the spinal cord. CT study allowed a detailed evaluation of the stenosis and the extension of the ossification while MRI gave an excellent visualization of the spinal lesions caused by spinal cord compression by the mass. The neurological status of patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament depends on many factors such as the degree of spinal canal stenosis, life style, accidental mechanical stress and trauma.

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