Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/0090-3019(91)90200-S
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dc.titleOssification of posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine in non-Japanese Asians
dc.contributor.authorLee, T.
dc.contributor.authorChacha, P.B.
dc.contributor.authorKhoo, J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-19T06:49:29Z
dc.date.available2016-12-19T06:49:29Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationLee, T., Chacha, P.B., Khoo, J. (1990). Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine in non-Japanese Asians. Surgical Neurology 35 (1) : 40-44. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/0090-3019(91)90200-S
dc.identifier.issn00903019
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133319
dc.description.abstract'The Japanese disease,' ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, is not confined to the Japanese only. A similar incidence of 0.8% was found in this study among non-Japanese Asians. Of 5167 patients who attended the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for cervical spine complaints, 43 patients were found to have ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, forming the largest non-Japanese series. All but one patient were of Mongolian origin, and males were affected four times more commonly than females. Diabetes mellitus was present in 16%. There was a significant association between ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and calcification of other cervical paraspinal ligaments. It is suggested that a generalized tendency to calcification may be an important etiological factor in ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. Four of the patients required surgery, and in our experience, anterior spinal fusion with removal of the ossified ligament or multilevel laminoplasty gives satisfactory results.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0090-3019(91)90200-S
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectCervical spine
dc.subjectIncidence
dc.subjectMyelopathy
dc.subjectOssification of posterior longitudinal ligament
dc.subjectSurgery
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSURGERY
dc.description.doi10.1016/0090-3019(91)90200-S
dc.description.sourcetitleSurgical Neurology
dc.description.volume35
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page40-44
dc.description.codenSGNRA
dc.identifier.isiutA1991EP16600007
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