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Clinical Manifestation of Thoracic Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and Ossification of the Yellow Ligament

  • Tsutomu Yanagi


The yellow ligament (ligamenta flava) is composed of paired, yellow, interlaminal bands connecting the con­tiguous borders of the adjacent laminae from the infe­rior border of the second cervical vertebra to the superior border of the first sacral vertebra. The striking yellow color results from the large elastin content and has provided the name of this ligament [1,2].


Thoracic Spine Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Spinal Ligament Clin Neurol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsutomu Yanagi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNagoya Daini Red Cross HospitalShowa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 466Japan

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