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Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL)

5 min.
David Yousem MBA, MD
David M Yousem, MBA, MD
Professor of Radiology, Vice Chairman and Associate Dean
CME Eligible

Learn to identify the presence of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine and its association with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. This topic also discusses the clinical importance of OPLL and its impact on adjacent spinal canal structures.

LESSON 2, TOPIC 30

Mastery Series: Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) of the Spine

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  • calcification
  • cervical
  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
  • DISH
  • ligamentum flavum
  • Myelopathy
  • OPLL
  • ossification
  • Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
  • posterior longitudinal ligament
  • spinal canal stenosis
  • spine

Content reviewed: December 13, 2021

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