Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Symptomatic Ossified Ligamentum Flavum Secondary to Hyperparathyroidism

David Dornbos III1,2* and Mark Hornyak2
1Department of Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
2Department of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
Corresponding author : David Dornbos III
Department of Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 410 W 10th Ave, N1014 Doan Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Received: June 05, 2013 Accepted: February 13, 2014 Published: February 18, 2014
Citation: Dornbos D3, Hornyak M (2014) Symptomatic Ossified Ligamentum Flavum Secondary to Hyperparathyroidism. J Spine Neurosurg 3:3 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000137

Abstract

 Symptomatic Ossified Ligamentum Flavum Secondary to Hyperparathyroidism

Ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is a relatively rare disease process. It is typically idiopathic, most commonly occurring in the Japanese population. It has never before been reported as a consequence of hyperparathyroidism. We report a case of OLF in an African American patient with underlying renal disease and secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Keywords: Ossified ligamentum flavum; Hyperparathyroidism; Osteoblasts; Chronic renal failure

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