Surgical approaches to thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.

@article{Baaj2012SurgicalAT,
  title={Surgical approaches to thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.},
  author={Ali A. Baaj and Donald A. Smith and Fernando Luis Vale and Juan Santiago Uribe},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={349-51}
}
Thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament is a rare but debilitating condition. It is most commonly diagnosed in the Japanese population. If left untreated, significant myelopathy and weakness can ensue. Anterior decompression and stabilization is effective but technically demanding and is associated with high rate of complications… CONTINUE READING