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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1991;20(9): 799-804.
Anterior Decompression and Interbody Fusion for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Cervical Spine: Case Report.
Young Baeg Kim, Sung Nam Hwang, Duck Young Choi
Departments of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chung-ang University, Seoul, Korea.
The authors describe a case of a 41-year-old woman who developed clumsiness and decreased sensation of both hands due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament(OPLL) of the cervical spine. The central part of the vertebral body and ossified area of the posterior longitudinal ligament was removed and the defect was filled with iliac bone graft. The operative result was excellent and the brief review about OPLL was made.
Key Words: Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament(OPLL); Anterior approach
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