Ligamentum Flavum

Publication Title: 
Spine

STUDY DESIGN: A case of symptomatic hematoma of cervical ligamentum flavum. OBJECTIVE: To report the first ligamentum flavum hematoma in the cervical spine and review the reported cases. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A herniated nucleus pulposis, spondylosis, epidural hematoma or abscess, neoplasm, or some pathology of the ligamentum flavum, such as hypertrophy, ossification, or calcification, are the most common causes of spinal cord and nerve root compression.

Author(s): 
Chen, Hsien-Chih
Hsu, Peng-Wei
Lin, Chin-Yew
Tzaan, Wen-Ching
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