Cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the transverse atlantal ligament: a Caucasian case report operated on and literature analysis.

@article{Proietti2012CervicalMD,
  title={Cervical myelopathy due to ossification of the transverse atlantal ligament: a Caucasian case report operated on and literature analysis.},
  author={Luca Proietti and Laura Scaramuzzo and Sergio Sessa and Giuseppe Rosario Schir{\`o} and Carlo Ambrogio Logroscino},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={470-4}
}
One case of cervical myelopathy associated to ossification of transverse atlantal ligament (OTAL) and C1 posterior arch hypoplasia in a Caucasian adult female is reported. A 53-year-old female affected by cervical myelopathy was treated with C1 laminectomy and posterior arthrodesis. CT scan demonstrated that the distance between ossification of the ligament and anterior cortex of the posterior arch of atlas was 6,2mm leading to consistent space reduction for spinal cord at this level. Patient… CONTINUE READING