Clinical manifestations of thoracic OPLL and OLF

Morio Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Chiba, Yoshiaki Toyama

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Introduction Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is far less common in the thoracic spine than in the cervical spine; and the rate of occurrence, natural history, and optimal treatment of this condition are yet to be investigated. Because progressive deterioration of the neurological symptoms due to thoracic OPLL often severely impairs patients? activities of daily living and quality of life, awareness of this clinical entity is important. Ossification of the ligamentum fl avum (OLF) is mostly found in the thoracic spine and is a frequent cause of thoracic myelopathy. In this chapter, the clinical and neurological manifestations of thoracic OPLL and OLF are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOPLL: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
PublisherSpringer Japan
Pages121-125
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)4431325611, 9784431325611
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
Thorax
Spine
Spinal Cord Diseases
Activities of Daily Living
Neurologic Manifestations
Natural History
Osteogenesis
Quality of Life

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Matsumoto, M., Chiba, K., & Toyama, Y. (2006). Clinical manifestations of thoracic OPLL and OLF. In OPLL: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (pp. 121-125). Springer Japan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-32563-5_18

Clinical manifestations of thoracic OPLL and OLF. / Matsumoto, Morio; Chiba, Kazuhiro; Toyama, Yoshiaki.

OPLL: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. Springer Japan, 2006. p. 121-125.

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Matsumoto, M, Chiba, K & Toyama, Y 2006, Clinical manifestations of thoracic OPLL and OLF. in OPLL: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. Springer Japan, pp. 121-125. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-32563-5_18
Matsumoto M, Chiba K, Toyama Y. Clinical manifestations of thoracic OPLL and OLF. In OPLL: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. Springer Japan. 2006. p. 121-125 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-32563-5_18
Matsumoto, Morio ; Chiba, Kazuhiro ; Toyama, Yoshiaki. / Clinical manifestations of thoracic OPLL and OLF. OPLL: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. Springer Japan, 2006. pp. 121-125
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