Thoracic myelopathy secondary to ligamentum flavum ossification.

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INTRODUCTION Focal ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is a rare cause of thoracic myelopathy. The lower thoracic spine is most frequently affected and the patients present initially with posterior column disturbances followed by progressively increasing spastic paraparesis. The pathogenesis of OLF has not been conclusively established. MATERIALS… (More)

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