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Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
[OCOSH Code: D017887 90448008 M48.8 BD_SD_OL]

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2011 Surgical Management of Cervical Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739286

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a complex multifactorial disease process combining both metabolic and biomechanical factors. The role for surgical intervention and choice of anterior or posterior approach is controversial. The object of this study was to review the literature and present a single-institution experience with surgical...
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Cervical Myelopathy Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and DISH

Location: http://ard.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/46/2/166

Cervical Myelopathy Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: problems in investigation
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 1987;46:166-168;
I D Griffiths and T P Fitzjohn
This report describes a patient presenting with a spastic quadriplegia who was found to have both diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and...
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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis eMedicine Radiology

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/radio/topic218.htm

Paraspinal ligaments undergo degeneration, secondary to attrition, and often ossify. This condition is broadly termed spinal enthesopathy. Physicians recognize 3 syndromes associated with this phenomenon, including (1) Forestier disease (most common; involving anterior longitudinal ligaments) and a more diffuse variant (exhibiting additional extra-axial features) that is termed diffuse idiopathic skeletal...
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Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in spondyloarthropathies

Location: http://ard.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/57/7/429

Ann Rheum Dis 1998;57:429-433 ( July ) Full text
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in three geographically and genetically different populations of ankylosing spondylitis and other spondyloarthropathies
CONCLUSIONSThe prevalence of OPLL in AS and SpA is higher than previously recognised and seems to be associated with variables identifying more severe axial disease.
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