Cervical myelopathy from calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition: a case report

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Calcification of the ligamentum flavum secondary to calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) deposition may be a rare cause of cervical myelopathy. We present a 56-year-old man with spinal stenosis secondary to CPPD disease and subacute cervical myelopathy following minor trauma. The patient had no history of CPPD disease. Posterior C4-C6 decompression and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00590-010-0587-7

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