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Title: RADICULOMYELOPATHY DUE TO TUMORAL CALCIFICATION OF THE LIGAMENTUM FLAVUM OF THE CERVICAL SPINE
Authors: Nanase, Hiroyuki
Park, Young-Su
Shin, Yasushi
Sakai, Toshisuke
Goda, Kazuo
Aoyama, Nobufusa
Keywords: cervical spine
calcification
ligamentum flavum
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2005
Publisher: 奈良医学会
奈良県立医科大学
Citation: Journal of Nara Medical Association Vol.56 No.1 p.37-42
Abstract: A case of a 68-year-old woman with radiculomyelopathy caused by unilateral tumoral calcification of the ligamentum flavum of the cervical spine is reported. The patient developed the left shoulder pain and tetraparesis in the previous two years, and the symptoms has deteriorated in spite of conservative therapy. Neurological examination revealed motor weakness, hyperreflexia and hypesthesia in the four extremities. Neuroradiologically, a unilateral nodular opacification was shown in the left C4-C5 level. CT scan revealed nodular calcification, and MRI showed marked compression of the cervical cord by the calcified mass. Removal of the calcification through the left hemilaminectomy was performed using ultrasonic bone curettage. Light microscopic examination showed calcified deposits in the ligamentum flavum without crystals of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD). The patient was discharged from the hospital with improvement of the neurological symptoms
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10564/122
ISSN: 13450069
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