longitudinal ligament

lon·gi·tu·di·nal lig·a·ment

(lon'ji-tū'di-năl lig'ă-mĕnt)
One of two extensive fibrous bands running the length of the vertebral column: the anterior longitudinal ligament and the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Synonym(s): ligamentum longitudinale [TA] .
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No significant oedema in the posterior longitudinal ligament at this level is detected.
Furthermore, radiography revealed anterior-posterior longitudinal ligament calcification and scoliosis (Figure 1, 2).
Four major ligaments of the spine are the anterior longitudinal ligament, the posterior longitudinal ligament, the supraspinous ligament, and the capsular ligaments of the apophyseal/facet joints.
Pain from a pathologic disc can occur due to the irritation of local structures, such as the annular fibers themselves or the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Pathophysiological factors in CSM Mechanical Static Congenital canal stenosis Cervical disc prolapse Vertebral osteophyte formation Hypertrophic ossification of PLL Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy Facet/unconvertable hypertrophy Dynamic Repetitive movements Primarily in sagittal plane Poor cord elasticity Ischaemic Compression of larger arteries Decreased pia/medullary flow Venous congestion PLL - posterior longitudinal ligament.
DISH; etiyolojisi bilinmeyen, anterolateral omurga, anterior ve posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL) ve ligamentum flavumda ossifikasyonla karakterize sistemik bir iskelet hastaligidir.
8) They are not due to calcification of the anterior longitudinal ligament but rather ossification of the anterior portion of the annulus fibrosis of the intervertebral disc.
It usually involves the anterior longitudinal ligament of the thoracic spine, although it can also affect the cervical and lumbar spine as well.
Adhesions between the Annulus Fibrosus, posterior longitudinal ligament and the ventral dura mater are therefore thought to predispose to this.
The mechanisms triggering haemorrhage into the retropharyngeal space are thought to be due to injury to the longus colli muscles on the anterior surface of the vertebral bodies, the anterior longitudinal ligament or the anterior muscular and spinal branches of the vertebral artery (3).
Nash and Moe's 1969 study took the center of rotation as the line of the posterior longitudinal ligament based on their own experiments [10] and Roaf's theories [11].
Once the anterior longitudinal ligament is identified, the presacral peritoneal dissection can be extended inferiorly to the vagina.

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