Ossification of the ligamentum flavum: Diet and genetics

@article{Mobbs2007OssificationOT,
  title={Ossification of the ligamentum flavum: Diet and genetics},
  author={Ralph Jasper Mobbs and Marcel F. Dvorak},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={703-705}
}
Ossified ligamentum flavum (OLF) is being appreciated as an important cause of thoracic myeloradiculopathy. However, despite numerous epidemiological and basic science studies, the pathogenesis of OLF has not been conclusively established. Ossification and symptom development are significantly more frequent in the Japanese population, therefore supporting a genetic predilection for the disease process. We present an unusual case of OLF in a patient from a low-risk genetic background (Chinese… CONTINUE READING

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