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Surgical Treatment for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Thoracic Spine: Outcomes of One-Stage Posterior Decompression with Corrective Fusion Surgery

  • Yukihiro Matsuyama
  • Hisatake Yoshihara
  • Taichi Tsuji
  • Yoshihito Sakai
  • Hiroshi Nakamura
  • Yoshito Katayama
  • Naoki Ishiguro

Conclusions

One-stage posterior decompression surgery by expansive laminoplasty combined with correction of kyphosis with instrumentation was performed to treat OPLL of the thoracic spine, regardless of the type of ossification. The procedure allowed both direct and indirect decompression of the spinal cord. Spinal decompression as a result of correcting kyphosis was confirmed by IOSS. In some cases, both motor evoked potentials and CMAPs, which had initially diminished following the decompression procedure, recovered immediately after correcting the kyphosis. This surgical procedure provided good outcomes, regardless of the type of OPLL.

Keywords

Thoracic Spine Spinal Cord Compression Thoracic Kyphosis Compound Muscle Action Poten Posterior Longitudinal Ligament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukihiro Matsuyama
    • 1
  • Hisatake Yoshihara
    • 1
  • Taichi Tsuji
    • 1
  • Yoshihito Sakai
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Nakamura
    • 1
  • Yoshito Katayama
    • 1
  • Naoki Ishiguro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNagoya University School of MedicineNagoyaJapan

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