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Related to Posterior longitudinal ligament: Ligamentum flavum, interspinous ligament
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In OPLL--Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (eds.
17 This rarity of posterior migration is because of the pattern of attachment (septum posticum) of posterior longitudinal ligament to vertebral bodies.
Surgical treatment for thoracic myelopathy due to simultaneous ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and ligamentum flavum at the same level.
On MRI, anterior longitudinal ligament injury was noted in 21 cases; posterior longitudinal ligament in 16 cases; posterior ligamentous complex in 26 cases.
In general, the annulus is thinner at its posterolateral borders where it is not supported by the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament may result in cervical spinal stenosis, which finally causes cervical myelopathy or radiculopathy.
From ventral to dorsal these are the alar ligament (oblique fibers connect the dens to occipital condyles), cruciate ligament (connects posterior dens to anterior atlas arch, with strong horizontal transverse atlantal ligament, and vertical fibers connecting the posterior atlas to the foramen magnum), and tectorial membrane (cranial extension of the posterior longitudinal ligament connecting posterior C2 to the anterior foramen magnum).
No significant oedema in the posterior longitudinal ligament at this level is detected.
The distance from skin to ligamentum flavum-duram ater complex (termed posterior complex or PC); distance from skin to anterior duramater, posterior longitudinal ligament and posterior aspect of the vertebral body (termed anterior complex or AC); distance between posterior and anterior complexes (AC-PC); as well as the interlaminar distances were measured.
Diagnosis and surgical management of cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.
She did not have hyperostosis disease, such as ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

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