Advanced ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in a mildly symptomatic patient. A case report and literature review.
- Published Article
The neuroradiology journal
- Publication Date
Aug 31, 2011
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.
Report this publication
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This record was last updated on 07/04/2016 and may not reflect the most current and accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.
The corresponding record at NLM can be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24059724