Diffuse arachnoid ossification and multiple arachnoid cysts presenting with progressive thoracic myelopathy

@article{Sakai2009DiffuseAO,
  title={Diffuse arachnoid ossification and multiple arachnoid cysts presenting with progressive thoracic myelopathy},
  author={Toshinori Sakai and Koichi Sairyo and Masahiro Kashima and Hirofumi Kosaka and Shinsuke Katoh and Natsuo Yasui},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={299-304}
}
An ossified arachnoid membrane combined with cystic formation is rarely reported as a cause of spinal cord compression. We report the case of a 60-year-old man who presented with diffuse ossification of the arachnoid membrane (arachnoid ossification) and multiple cystic changes (arachnoid cyst) at the thoracic and lumbar spine. The lesions were surgically removed and progressive deterioration was prevented, although no marked improvement of neurological symptoms was attained.