Surgical Technique for Decompression of Severe Thoracic Myelopathy due to Tuberous Ossification of Ligamentum Flavum.


STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE To describe a safe surgical procedure, en bloc resection of the posterior wall of the thoracic canal, for the decompression of severe thoracic myelopathy caused by tuberous ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA OLF has been widely recognized as a cause of thoracic myelopathy… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000213