Myelopathy due to thickened ligamenta flava and abnormal fibrous tissue of the cervicothoracic junction--case report.

Abstract

A 49-year-old female with subacute myelopathic symptoms due to thickened cervicothoracic yellow ligament and abnormal epidural fibrous tissue is reported. Myelography showed a complete block at the Th3 level. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an extra-axial mass lesion in the spinal canal at the cervicothoracic junction causing the spinal cord compression. Laminectomy with resection of the lesion resulted in good neurological recovery. Histological examination revealed a thickened ligamenta flava and abnormal epidural fibrous tissue without calcification foci.

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@article{Nawashiro1991MyelopathyDT, title={Myelopathy due to thickened ligamenta flava and abnormal fibrous tissue of the cervicothoracic junction--case report.}, author={Hiroshi Nawashiro and Kennichi Nitta and Hiroshi Aikawa and Akira Shimizu and H. Chigasaki}, journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica}, year={1991}, volume={31 5}, pages={293-5} }