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Thoracic myelopathy due to ossified hypertrophied ligamentum flavum

Jaisuresh, K and Vinod kumar, P and Sundaravadivelu, V (2007) Thoracic myelopathy due to ossified hypertrophied ligamentum flavum. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)] (In Press)

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Abstract

Calcification of ligamentum flavum is a rare disease that was found to occur almost exclusively in Japanese population. However the disease is now being increasingly recognized as a cause of thoracic myeloradiculopathy in Indian Population. We report a case of thoracic myelopathy at multiple levels due to ossified and hypertrophied ligamentum flavum.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, Myelopathy.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Calicut Medical Journal
Neuroscience > Neuroanatomy
ID Code:5342
Deposited By:jaisuresh, K
Deposited On:01 Jan 2007
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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