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Ossified ligamentum flavum of the atlantoaxial region.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15925792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30-year-old male presented complaining of a six-month history of progressive weakness and paraesthesia in all four limbs. Symptoms occurred following moderately severe neck trauma. Investigations revealed ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) between the atlas and axis, with marked cord compression. The patient showed remarkable neurological recovery following excision of the OLF. OLF causing cord compression is rare and has never been reported in the atlantoaxial region.
Trimurti D Nadkarni; Ram Kumar Menon; Ketan I Desai; Atul Goel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-31     Completed Date:  2006-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  486-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / pathology*,  surgery
Laminectomy / methods
Ligamentum Flavum / pathology*,  physiopathology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Neurologic Examination
Treatment Outcome

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