Nuchal ligament ossification
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Presence of ossification of the nuchal ligament.
Nuchal ligament is important for maintaining the lordotic alignment of the cervical spine and stabilizing the head during movement of the cervical spine.
Ossification of the nucal ligament manifests as a radio-opaque formation in the soft tissues just posterior to the spinous process of the cervical spine.
- Tsai Y, Tsai WM, Tsai CT, Tsai HY, Tsai CC, Tsai HM, Tsai. Correlation between the ossification of nuchal ligament and clinical cervical disorders. (2012) The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences. doi:10.1016/j.kjms.2012.04.016 - Pubmed
- Kim DG, Oh YM, Eun JP. The Clinical Significance of Ossification of Ligamentum Nuchae in Simple Lateral Radiograph : A Correlation with Cervical Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. (2015) Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society. 58 (5): 442-7. doi:10.3340/jkns.2015.58.5.442 - Pubmed