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
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
Thorax
Spine
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Spastic Paraparesis
Thoracic Vertebrae
Spondylosis
Spinal Cord Compression
Laminectomy
HLA-B Antigens
Thigh
Osteogenesis
Appointments and Schedules
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pain
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine

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  • Clinical Neurology

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A rare neurological presentation due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the thoracic spine and ankylosing spondylitis : Case report. / Huang, Tsung Jen; Hsu, Robert Wen Wei; Liao, Yi Shyan; Shih, Hsin Nung; Chen, Yeung Jen.

於: Spinal Cord, 卷 35, 編號 8, 1997, p. 550-553.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Huang, Tsung Jen ; Hsu, Robert Wen Wei ; Liao, Yi Shyan ; Shih, Hsin Nung ; Chen, Yeung Jen. / A rare neurological presentation due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the thoracic spine and ankylosing spondylitis : Case report. 於: Spinal Cord. 1997 ; 卷 35, 編號 8. 頁 550-553.
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