Cervical myelopathy resulting from combined ossification of the ligamentum flavum and posterior longitudinal ligament: report of two cases and literature review.

@article{Kotani2013CervicalMR,
  title={Cervical myelopathy resulting from combined ossification of the ligamentum flavum and posterior longitudinal ligament: report of two cases and literature review.},
  author={Yoshihisa Kotani and Masahiko Takahata and Kuniyoshi Abumi and Manabu Ito and Hideki Sudo and Akio Minami},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          e1-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In the cervical spine, the combination of ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is rarely seen. There have been only four cases reported in the English literature. PURPOSE We describe two more cases that exhibited cervical myelopathy resulting from the combination of cervical OLF and OPLL and required surgery. A literature review with a comparative analysis between previous reports and present cases was… CONTINUE READING