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OPLL

Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

  • Kazuo Yonenobu
  • Kozo Nakamura
  • Yoshiaki Toyama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kozo Nakamura
      Pages 3-4
  3. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Shunji Matsunaga, Takashi Sakou
      Pages 7-9
    3. Shunji Matsunaga, Takashi Sakou
      Pages 11-17
    4. Ituro Inoue
      Pages 19-25
  4. Pathology and Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Toshihiko Taguchi
      Pages 29-31
    3. Toshihiko Taguchi
      Pages 33-35
    4. Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Toru Akune, Naoshi Ogata, Atsushi Seichi, Katsushi Takeshita, Kozo Nakamura
      Pages 37-40
    5. Yoshio Hashizume, Takashi Kameyama, Junichi Mizuno, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Tsutomu Yanagi, Mari Yoshida
      Pages 65-70
    6. Shiro Ikegawa
      Pages 71-75
    7. Hisatoshi Baba, Kenzo Uchida, Hideaki Nakajima, Yasuo Kokubo, Ryuichiro Sato, Takafumi Yayama et al.
      Pages 101-107
  5. Diagnosis of OPLL and OYL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Masato Tanaka, Atsunori Kanazawa, Kazuo Yonenobu
      Pages 111-113
    3. Kazuo Kaneko
      Pages 115-119
    4. Morio Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Chiba, Yoshiaki Toyama
      Pages 121-125
    5. Ichiro Kikkawa, Yuichi Hoshino
      Pages 145-150
    6. Kenichi Shinomiya, Shoji Tomizawa, Shigenori Kawabata
      Pages 151-161
  6. Treatment of OPLL and OLF

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Motoki Iwasaki, Kazuo Yonenobu
      Pages 181-185
    3. Yoshiaki Toyama, Kazuhiro Chiba
      Pages 187-191
    4. Atsushi Seichi, Katsushi Takeshita, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Kozo Nakamura
      Pages 201-207
    5. Kenichi Shinomiya, Tadashi Matsuoka, Yoshiro Kurosa, Shigeo Shindo, Osamu Nakai, Makoto Takahashi
      Pages 209-218
    6. Atsushi Seichi, Katsushi Takeshita, Kozo Nakamura
      Pages 225-230
    7. Norio Kawahara, Katsuro Tomita, Hideki Murakami, Satoru Demura, Yoichi Sekino, Wataru Nasu et al.
      Pages 235-240
    8. Yukihiro Nakagawa, Munehito Yoshida
      Pages 241-247
    9. Yukihiro Matsuyama, Hisatake Yoshihara, Taichi Tsuji, Yoshihito Sakai, Hiroshi Nakamura, Yoshito Katayama et al.
      Pages 259-264
    10. Yasuhisa Tanaka, Tetsuro Sato, Toshimi Aizawa
      Pages 265-269
    11. Atsushi Seichi, Kozo Nakamura
      Pages 271-278
    12. Yukihiro Matsuyama, Taichi Tsuji, Hisatake Yoshihara, Yoshihito Sakai, Hiroshi Nakamura, Naoki Ishiguro
      Pages 279-286
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-305

About this book

Introduction

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a hyperostotic condition of the spine with severe neurological deficits. In 1975 the Investigation Committee for OPLL, under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, established diagnostic criteria for the condition, and with growing awareness of OPLL among Japanese researchers and spinal surgeons, the number of patients diagnosed with the condition in Japan has increased in recent years. As knowledge of OPLL has spread, there has also been an increase in the number of reported cases of the condition in other parts of the world: Asia, the United States, and Europe. Until now, however, little has been published on the subject in English; thus the appearance of this present volume is most timely. It brings together information on all aspects of OPLL - epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment - with contributions by Japanese researchers and surgeons, including members of the Ministry of Health and Welfare Investigation Committee, and by American surgeons with expertise in the field. This collection of reports on OPLL, amply augmented with illustrations, will be of special interest to orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, and to neurologists, rheumatologists, neuroradiologists, and pathologists.

Keywords

Myelopathy bone clinical trial decompression imaging ossfication of the posterior logitudinal ligament pathology sonography spinal cord spine surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuo Yonenobu
    • 1
  • Kozo Nakamura
    • 2
  • Yoshiaki Toyama
    • 3
  1. 1.National Hospital OrganizationOsaka-Minami Medical CenterOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty of MedicineThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic Surgery School of MedicineKeio University 35 ShinanomachiTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-32563-5
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-32561-1
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-32563-5
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