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Ossification of the Yellow Ligament Combined with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament at the Cervicothoracic Junction.
World Neurosurg 2017; 103:952.e19-952.e22WN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Both ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL) and the ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament are relatively rare clinical entities. We report a extremely rare case of the spinal canal stenosis because of OYL, OPLL and listhesis at the cervicothoracic junction.

CASE DESCRIPTION

A 69-year-old man had progressive pain over his bilateral axillar portion and right lower extremity for 1 year. Radiology showed cervical canal stenosis with ossification of OYL, OPLL, and listhesis at the cervicothoracic junction. Posterior decompression therapy was performed, and he recovered entirely from his symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS

Triple factors of OYL, OPLL and listhesis contributed the cervical canal stenosis limited at cervicothoracic junction. Early diagnosis and surgical therapy is recommended for the good prognosis of this pathologic condition, as well as careful long-term follow-up for the early detection of its recurrence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center of the Spinal Surgery, Nipponbashi Hospital, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: scwakakusa@gmail.com.Center of the Spinal Surgery, Nipponbashi Hospital, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan.Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto University, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan.Sakuragaoka Pathological Diagnostic Clinic, Kusatu-shi, Shiga, Japan.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28450232

Citation

Chitoku, Shiro, et al. "Ossification of the Yellow Ligament Combined With Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament at the Cervicothoracic Junction." World Neurosurgery, vol. 103, 2017, pp. 952.e19-952.e22.
Chitoku S, Nishiura I, Fukuda M, et al. Ossification of the Yellow Ligament Combined with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament at the Cervicothoracic Junction. World Neurosurg. 2017;103:952.e19-952.e22.
Chitoku, S., Nishiura, I., Fukuda, M., & Amano, S. (2017). Ossification of the Yellow Ligament Combined with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament at the Cervicothoracic Junction. World Neurosurgery, 103, pp. 952.e19-952.e22. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2017.04.097.
Chitoku S, et al. Ossification of the Yellow Ligament Combined With Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament at the Cervicothoracic Junction. World Neurosurg. 2017;103:952.e19-952.e22. PubMed PMID: 28450232.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ossification of the Yellow Ligament Combined with Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament at the Cervicothoracic Junction. AU - Chitoku,Shiro, AU - Nishiura,Iwao, AU - Fukuda,Miyuki, AU - Amano,Shigeru, Y1 - 2017/04/24/ PY - 2016/12/29/received PY - 2017/04/13/revised PY - 2017/04/15/accepted PY - 2017/4/30/pubmed PY - 2017/9/26/medline PY - 2017/4/29/entrez KW - Cervicothoracic junction KW - Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament KW - Ossification of the yellow ligament SP - 952.e19 EP - 952.e22 JF - World neurosurgery JO - World Neurosurg VL - 103 N2 - BACKGROUND: Both ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL) and the ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament are relatively rare clinical entities. We report a extremely rare case of the spinal canal stenosis because of OYL, OPLL and listhesis at the cervicothoracic junction. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 69-year-old man had progressive pain over his bilateral axillar portion and right lower extremity for 1 year. Radiology showed cervical canal stenosis with ossification of OYL, OPLL, and listhesis at the cervicothoracic junction. Posterior decompression therapy was performed, and he recovered entirely from his symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Triple factors of OYL, OPLL and listhesis contributed the cervical canal stenosis limited at cervicothoracic junction. Early diagnosis and surgical therapy is recommended for the good prognosis of this pathologic condition, as well as careful long-term follow-up for the early detection of its recurrence. SN - 1878-8769 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28450232/Ossification_of_the_Yellow_Ligament_Combined_with_Ossification_of_the_Posterior_Longitudinal_Ligament_at_the_Cervicothoracic_Junction_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1878-8750(17)30605-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -