Excessive ligamentum flavum hypertrophy causing lumbar spinal stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Chronic sciatica, claudication.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Excessive ligamentum flavum hypertrophy causing lumbar spinal canal stenosis, and encroaching upon both lateral recesses bilaterally more on the right side. Its effect is accentuated by apophyseal arthropathy and diffuse posterior disc bulge.

Case Discussion

Excessive ligamentum flavum hypertrophy causing spinal canal stenosis.

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Case information

rID: 14260
Published: 10th Jul 2011
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2020
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