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The "moustache" sign: Localized intervertebral disc fibrosis and panligamentous ossification in ankylosing spondylitis with kyphosis.
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PMID:  21045507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Localized intervertebral disc and ligamentous ossification may precipitate neurological deficits at any time during the natural course of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We report 2 patients with AS with "moustache' sign (localized intervertebral disc fibrosis and panligamentous ossification) and neurological deficits. One patient had syndesmophytosis (with paraparesis secondary to thoracic spinal canal stenosis), and the other had "bamboo spine" above and below the involved level. A laminectomy in the former relieved paraparesis, and posterior element excision in both the patients relieved focal tenderness and pain; and both of them could lie supine following surgery.
Sanjay Behari; Arun Tungeria; Awadhesh K Jaiswal; Vijendra K Jain
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology India     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0028-3886     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol India     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042005     Medline TA:  Neurol India     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
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