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Complete Cord Injury after Minimal Trauma in a Patient with Forestier's Disease Accompanying Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament.
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PMID:  19096596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Forestier's disease is a systemic rheumatological abnormality in which exuberant ossification occurs along ligaments throughout the body, but most notably the anterior longitudinal ligament of the spine. This disease is usually asymptomatic; however dysphagia, dyspnea, and peripheral nerve entrapment have all been documented in association with the disorder. We report a rare case of catastrophic neurologic damage caused by Forestier's disease accompanying ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Authors:
Gun Seok Oh; Chang Il Ju; Seok Won Kim; Seung Myung Lee; Ho Shin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  42     ISSN:  2005-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-19     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
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