Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine: etiology and natural history.

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STUDY DESIGN Review article. OBJECTIVE To review the etiology, natural history, measurement tools, and image diagnosis of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) of the cervical spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA OPLL is a well-known disease that causes myelopathy. Genetic factors are very important for development of OPLL. However… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318241ad33

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