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.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルOPLL
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルOssification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
出版社Springer Japan
ページ121-125
ページ数5
ISBN(印刷版)4431325611, 9784431325611
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2006 12月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 医学(全般)

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