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OPLL pp 193-199 | Cite as

Circumferential Decompression for Thoracic Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and Ossification of the Yellow Ligament

  • Katsuro Tomita
  • Norio Kawahara
  • Tetsuya Takino

Abstract

In spinal hyperosteosis, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL) are the main causes of compressive myelopathy.

Keywords

Thoracic Spine Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Japanese Orthopaedic Association Posterior Decompression Diamond Burr 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Tornita K, Kawahara N, Baba H, Kikuchi Y, Nishimura H (1990) Circumspinal decompression for thoracic myelopathy due to combined ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and ligamentum flavum. Spine 15: 1114–1120CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Japan 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsuro Tomita
    • 1
  • Norio Kawahara
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Takino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryKanazawa University School of MedicineKanazawa, Ishikawa, 920Japan

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