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J Korean Soc Spine Surg. 2002 Sep;9(3):257-261. Korean. Original Article.
Kim J , Cho JH , Oh HK .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Inje University, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Koyangsi Kyounggido, Korea.

Ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is a definite clinical entity and is thought to be a form of ectopic ossification which develops predominantly in the lower thoracic spine. OLF causes progressive compressive myelopathy, radiculopathy, or combination of both. We experienced 3 cases of OLF with neurological symptoms, which were treated by posterior decompressive laminectomy and removal of the ossified ligamentum flavum with or without fusion with symptomatic improvement.

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