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Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament – OPLL

Accidents of the Embryo:
Spina Bifida and Variations at Birth

Chapter 8

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament – OPLL

The ligament between the vertebrae and the spinal dura is called the posterior longitudinal ligament. Ossification – or bone formation – in the ligament can compress the spinal cord. The existence of OPLL requires special planning for surgeries done from the front of the cervical spine.
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