Chest Discomfort Secondary to Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum of the Thoracic Spine: A Case ReportChungnam Lee1, Minsoo Kang1*, Sangho Lee1, Yonghwan Shin1 and Chanhong Park2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Minsoo Kang M.D.
Department of Neurosugery, Spine
Health Wooridul Hospital, Daegu, South Korea
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Received date: April 18, 2017; Accepted date: April 26, 2017; Published date: April 28, 2017
Citation: Lee C, Kang M, Lee S, Shin Y, Park C (2017) Chest Discomfort Secondary to Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum of the Thoracic Spine: A Case Report. J Spine 6:370. doi: 10.4172/2165-7939.1000370
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Symptomatic thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum is rare, and a modality for its treatment has not yet been fully established; most reported patients complained of myelopathy. Herein, the authors will report on an extremely rare presentation of thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum, along with clinical outcomes. The patient complained of chest discomfort and myelopathy symptoms for 1 year secondary to thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum. He underwent one surgical procedure. Postoperatively, his symptoms such as chest discomfort and myelopathy improved completely. As of this report, the patient has had a good postoperative recovery, had good overall health, and adapted well to his social activities.