Surgical treatment of 40 patients with thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum.

@article{Li2006SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of 40 patients with thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum.},
  author={Fangcai Li and Qixin Chen and Kan Xu},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={191-7}
}
OBJECT The authors evaluated different surgical methods used to treat thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF). METHODS Data obtained in 40 patients who underwent posterior decompression for thoracic myelopathy caused by thoracic OLF were studied retrospectively. There were 32 men and eight women. All patients underwent posterior decompression in which laminoplasty was performed or laminectomy combined with lateral fusion. Every surgical specimen was stained with H & E, and… CONTINUE READING
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