Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi


Cervical pain and numbness in upper limbs.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Cervical spine

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament is noted from the level of C2 to the T1 vertebral level causing significant narrowing of the cervical canal resulting in obliteration of the anterior and posterior CSF columns at these levels. The cervical cord, however, grossly shows homogeneous signals.

Case Discussion

Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament with secondary spinal canal stenosis compressing the cervical spinal cord with no compressive myelopathy.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 72382
Published: 22nd Nov 2019
Last edited: 22nd Nov 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.