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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1998;27(7): 975-980.
Eight Cases of Thoracic Stenosis due to Ossification of Ligamentum Flavum.
Jin Man Kim, Sang Joon Shim, Joon Ho Jo, Young Dae Kwon, Yong Seong Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Incheon Christian Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
The authors report eight cases of thoracic stenosis due to ossification of ligamentum flavum. Motor and sensory deficits were found in all cases and urinary incontinence was found in one case. Diagnosis was made from simple x-rays, myelography, computerized tomography, myelography-CT, and magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment consisted of sufficient posterior decompressive laminectomy and medial facetectomy which resulted in satisfactory improvement in 6 cases, fair course in 1 case and poor course in 1 case.
Key Words: Ossification of ligamentum flavum; Laminectomy
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