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Simultaneous ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and ossification of the ligamentum flavum causing upper thoracic myelopathy in DISH: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20697749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A rare case of a 44-year-old Chinese male with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and simultaneous ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) at T1-2 causing thoracic myelopathy is reported herein. Posterior decompression without extirpating the OPLL was performed at T1-2. Postoperatively, symptoms were greatly improved, with remaining hyperreflexia and Grade 4/5 muscle strength in the lower extremities. The Japanese Orthopedic Association score improved from 5 preoperatively to 9 at final follow-up. The presence of a cyst due to leakage of cerebrospinal fluid was confirmed by MRI at day 27, but it resolved after conservative management. The clinical manifestation of DISH, the relationship among DISH, OPLL, and OLF, and management of thoracic myelopathy due to OPLL and OLF were reviewed.
Qunfeng Guo; Bin Ni; Jun Yang; Zhuangchen Zhu; Jian Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  20 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S195-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, Changzheng Hospital, The Second Military Medical University, 415 Fengyang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, People's Republic of China.
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