Removal of ossified ligamentum flavum via a minimally invasive surgical approach.

Abstract

Ossified ligamentum flavum (OLF) in the thoracic spine is a rare cause of myelopathy, often presenting with progressive symptomatology over an extended period of time. Surgical decompression via wide laminectomy has been the mainstay of treatment for this symptomatic disease phenomenon, but complications such as kyphotic deformity have developed due to… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/FOC/2008/25/8/E7

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