Thoracic myeloradiculopathy due to multilevel ossification of ligamentum flavum

Neurologico Spinale Medico Chirurgico

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Title Thoracic myeloradiculopathy due to multilevel ossification of ligamentum flavum
 
Creator Kuntawi Aji, Yunus
Hafid Bajamal, Abdul
Meizikri, Rizki
Faris, Muhammad
 
Subject Ligamentum flavum
Ossification
Calcification
Thoracal
Myelopathy
Radiculopathy
 
Description Ossification of ligamentum flavum (OLF) is calcification of the ligamentum flavum, which might narrow the spinal canal and causes myeloradiculopathy. This condition mainly affects the lower thoracal segment. Published reports on OLF are mostly from East Asia.  There was only one Indonesian OLF case that had been published. The majority of OLF involves a single level only. This is the first Indonesian case-report on multilevel OLF. Through this case report, we aim to describe the natural history of the patient and our treatment strategy in managing the multilevel OLF case.
Delayed time to surgery is the key contributory factor in unfavorable surgical outcome in thoracic OLF. Choosing an appropriate surgical procedure is important. The neurological symptoms of the patient may not improve or worsen when an inadequate surgical procedure is used.
 
Publisher Indoscholar
 
Date 2020-11-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://nsmc.indoscholar.com/index.php/nsmc/article/view/118
10.36444/nsmc.v3i3.118
 
Source Neurologico Spinale Medico Chirurgico; Vol 3 No 3 (2020); 107-111
2621-2064
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://nsmc.indoscholar.com/index.php/nsmc/article/view/118/104
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 CC-BY
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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