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Symptomatic thoracic ossified ligamentum flavum in achondroplasia: A case report and literature review Research Article

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CONCLUSION: This case and 12 others from the literature demonstrated that achondroplastic patients who present with myelopathy secondary to thoracic stenosis and OYL can be readily diagnosed with MR/CT and successfully treated utilizing decompressive laminectomies with/without fusions (i.e., for those crossing the thoracolumbar junction).
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Surg Neurol Int. 2022 Feb 25;13:70. doi: 10.25259/SNI_101_2022. eCollection 2022.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: In a patient with achondroplasia, it is rare to encounter thoracic cord compression due to both spinal stenosis and ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL).

CASE DESCRIPTION: A 33-year-old achondroplastic female presented with a progressive spastic paraparesis attributed to thoracic stenosis combined with T10-T11 OYL. Following a laminectomy, the patient demonstrated a marked recovery of neurological function.

CONCLUSION: This case and 12 others from the literature demonstrated that achondroplastic patients who present with myelopathy secondary to thoracic stenosis and OYL can be readily diagnosed with MR/CT and successfully treated utilizing decompressive laminectomies with/without fusions (i.e., for those crossing the thoracolumbar junction).

PMID:35242436 | PMC:PMC8888289 | DOI:10.25259/SNI_101_2022

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Surg Neurol Int. 2022 Feb 25;13:70. doi: 10.25259/SNI_101_2022. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: In a patient with achondroplasia, it is rare to encounter thoracic cord compression due to both spinal stenosis and ossification of the yellow ligament (OYL).CASE DESCRIPTION: A 33-year-old achondroplastic female presented with a progressive spastic paraparesis attributed to thoracic stenosis combined with T10-T11 OYL. Following…

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