A rare neurological presentation due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the thoracic spine and ankylosing spondylitis: Case report

Tsung Jen Huang, Robert Wen Wei Hsu, Yi Shyan Liao, Hsin Nung Shih, Yeung Jen Chen

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摘要

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) may be associated with certain rheumatic conditions including ankylosing spondylitis (AS), diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) or spondylosis. More than 95% of all OPLL are localized at the cervical spine. Herein, we report a case of OPLL at the thoracic spine in an HLA-B 27-positive female patient with ankylosing spondylitis. The patient was presented to us with spastic paraparesis. The imaging studies included plain roentgenograms, tomograms, myelo-CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A continuous rod-like ossification along the posterior aspects of the fourth to sixth thoracic vertebrae with spinal cord compression was noted. The patient underwent a laminectomy from T4 to T6. At the second year follow-up examination, residual upper back soreness and mild left thigh pain were noted. However, the patient had resumed a full daily schedule and could walk freely without any support.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)550-553
頁數4
期刊Spinal Cord
35
發行號8
出版狀態已發佈 - 1997
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  • 神經病學(臨床)

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