Surgical experience with symptomatic thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum.

@article{Liao2005SurgicalEW,
  title={Surgical experience with symptomatic thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum.},
  author={C C Liao and T M Chen and Shih-Ming Jung and Li-rong Chen},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={34-9}
}
OBJECT Symptomatic thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is rare, and its prognostic factors remain unclear. The authors retrospectively studied 24 patients with surgically treated thoracic OLF to delineate its prognostic factor. METHODS The clinical manifestations, radiological studies, surgical records, and pathological findings were reviewed. Preoperative and postoperative neurological data were reappraised using the American Spinal Injury Association and modified Japanese… CONTINUE READING

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