Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine

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Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine (OPLL) is a common degenerative spinal disorder that causes severe neurologic dysfunction in middle-aged and elderly populations. This ectopic ossification results in compression of the spinal cord and nerve root by the ossified ligament. Histologic studies of OPLL suggest that OPLL develops through a process of endochondral ossification (summary by {6:Nakajima et al., 2016}).
 

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