Compressive Myelopathy Due to Ossified Ligamentum Flavum


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Abstract

ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is one of the uncommon causes of acquired spinal canal stenosis. It occurs more commonly in middle aged males. Thoracic spine is the commonest area to be involved and it presents as chronic myelopathy. Diagnosis is usually established with CT scan and MRI. Surgery offers the best chances of cure.

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