A 64-year-old woman with a history of low back pain, presented with acute gait impairment and lower limbs numbness without any history of trauma. Imaging studies revealed ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) at L4-L5 and concomitant spondylolisthesis. Decompression surgery with en-bloc removal including the laminae, the ossified ligamentum flavum, and the medial facet and posterior stabilization was performed resulting in complete immediate recovery.

Acute Presentation of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Due to Ossified Ligamentum Flavum: The Possible Role of Spondylolisthesis: A Case Report

Perna, Fabrizio;Geraci, Giuseppe;Mazzotti, Antonio;Stefanini, Niccolò;Panciera, Alessandro;Faldini, Cesare
2019

Abstract

A 64-year-old woman with a history of low back pain, presented with acute gait impairment and lower limbs numbness without any history of trauma. Imaging studies revealed ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) at L4-L5 and concomitant spondylolisthesis. Decompression surgery with en-bloc removal including the laminae, the ossified ligamentum flavum, and the medial facet and posterior stabilization was performed resulting in complete immediate recovery.
Perna, Fabrizio; Geraci, Giuseppe; Mazzotti, Antonio; Stefanini, Niccolò; Panciera, Alessandro; Faldini, Cesare
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