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Ligamentum Flavum Hematoma in the Adjacent Segment after a long Level Fusion

Ligamentum flavum hematoma (LFH) is a very rare condition of dural compression; most are observed in the mobile cervical and lumbar spine regions. A 67-year-old man who had a long level interbody fusion at L3-S1 four years ago presented with symptoms suggestive of dural compression. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a posterior semicircular mass located at the adjacent L2-L3 level. After decompression of the spinal canal and removal of the mass lesion, pathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed a hematoma within the ligamentum. The patient fully recovered to normal status after surgery. Here, we report our experience with a LFH in the adjacent segment after a long level fusion procedure and discuss the possible associated mechanisms

Keywords : Hematoma,Ligamentum Flavum,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Neurosurgery,Spinal Canal,Spine,surgery,, Flavum,Hematoma,Adjacent, guanethidine

Date of Publication : 2011 Jan

Authors : Kim HS;Kim SW;Lee SM;Shin H;

Organisation : Department of Neurosurgery, Heori Sarang Hospital, Daejeon, Korea

Journal of Publication : J Korean Neurosurg Soc

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21494365

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