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Where is OPLL most commonly found?
In the cervical spine.
If a patient presents with OPLL, what spinal cord pathology might be associated?
A compression myelopathy of the spinal cord.
What happens to the PLL in OPLL?
It ossifies to cortical lamellar bone and becomes hard and nonplastic.
What other pathology of a similar nature is found in 85% of patients with OPLL?
DISH is found in 85% of people with OPLL?
What would be your clinical findings in a patient with OPLL?
- Motor and sensory disturbances (progressive difficulty walking, paraesthesias, loss of tactile sensation)
If you were to look at a lateral x-ray of the cervical region, what would you see?
A dense white linear strip over the posterior vertebral bodies.