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Cervical radiculomyelopathy due to calcification of the ligamenta flava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6710328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of cervical radiculomyelopathy caused by calcification of the ligamenta flava of the cervical spine are reported. A review of the literature yielded 13 cases of calcification of the cervical ligamenta flava with findings similar to those in our cases. Specifically, we observed that 1) all patients were more than 50 years of age; 2) most were female; and 3) the calcifications appeared consistently as oval nodules, located symmetrically and paramedially in and around the region of the fifth cervical vertebra. Such characteristic similarities in both clinical and radiologic features are important in considering the etiology of calcification of the cervical ligamenta flawa.
K Nakajima; M Miyaoka; H Sumie; T Nakazato; S Ishii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-11     Completed Date:  1984-05-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / complications,  etiology,  radiography
Ligaments* / radiography
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology*,  radiography
Spinal Nerve Roots* / radiography

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