Cervical myelopathy due to calcification of the ligamentum flavum

G J Hankey, M S Khangure

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Abstract

An elderly Caucasian woman presented with a cervical myelopathy due to cervical spinal cord compression posteriorly by calcified ligamentum flavum and anteriorly by cervical osteophytic bars. Although recognized in the Japanese population, calcification of the ligamentum flavum as a cause of cervical myelopathy is very rare in Caucasians, with only one case previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-9
Number of pages3
JournalThe Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Volume58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1988

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In: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Vol. 58, No. 3, 03.1988, p. 247-9.

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