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Cauda Equina Syndrome due to Lumbar Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament - A Case Report -

  • Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery
  • Abbr : J Kor Spine Sur
  • 2016, 23(1), pp.36-40
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Spine Surgery
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Orthopedic Surgery

Min Woo Kim 1 이규열 2

1동아대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실
2동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

Study Design: A case report. Objectives: To report a rare case of cauda equina syndrome due to lumbar ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). Summary of Literature Review: Lumbar OPLL with neurologic symptoms is very rare. Materials and Methods: A 49-year-old female had experienced weakness in both lower extremities and radiating pain for 1 day prior to presentation. Simple radiography and CT showed OPLL at the L1-L2 level. We performed a total laminectomy and posterolateral fusion at the L1-L2 level using a posterior approach. Results: After treatment, the patient showed improvement of symptoms and is currently living without discomfort. Conclusions: Cauda equina syndrome due to lumbar OPLL is rare; however, rapid neurologic recovery can be achieved through early diagnosis and surgery.

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