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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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GONDIM, JACKSON and RAMOS JR, FRANCISCO. Thoracic spinal cord compression at two levels due to ligamentum flavum calcification: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1998, vol.56, n.2, pp. 312-316. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1998000200025.
Calcification and/or ossification of the ligamenta flava is a well reported clinicopathologic entity causing narrowing of the spinal canal and spinal cord compression. It has been described almost exclusively in Japanese people. The authors present the case of a non Japanese patient with thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the ligamentum flavum.
Keywords : thoracic spine; myelophaty; ligamentum flavum; spinal cord compression.