longitudinal ligaments

lon·gi·tu·di·nal lig·a·ments

one of two extensive fibrous bands running the length of the vertebral column: the anterior longitudinal ligament and the posterior longitudinal ligament.
See also: anterior longitudinal ligament, posterior longitudinal ligament.
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Spinal MRI shows extensive and prominent degenerative changes such as ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, thickening of anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments, vacuum phenomena, reduced intervertebral disc spaces and multiple Schmorl's nodes with multiple prolapsed discs.
Of the ligaments involved, posterior ligaments (Interspinous, Supraspinous, Ligamentum flavum) were commonly involved than Anterior and Posterior longitudinal ligaments.
It is supported by spinal ligaments (flexible band-like structures), which include the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments and the yellow ligament (ligamentum flavum) of the spine.
9%) disc herniation, thickened longitudinal ligaments, and narrowing of spinal foramina.
Pott's Disease is classically described in the latter stages as destruction of the anterolateral surface of many continuous vertebral bodies by extension of the abscess beneath the anterior longitudinal ligaments and periosteum, leading to a kyphotic deformity.
It often takes the form of a spondylitis characterized by asymmetric thickening and calcification of the longitudinal ligaments of the spine, resulting in asymmetric syndesmophytes on imaging.
All musculature was removed carefully, leaving ligamentous structures intact, including the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments, intraspinous ligaments, and the ligamentum flavum.
MRI confirmed multiple levels of vertebral body involvement from T7 to T10 with soft-tissue masses extending under the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments (Fig.
The major subaxial ligaments include the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments and the posterior ligamentous complex (PLC).
Ligaments: Longitudinal ligaments, transverse ligament of the atlas Muscles: Sternocleidomastoid, scalenes, splenius capitis, longissimus capitis, semispinalis capitis Mechanism of Neck Injuries Axial Compression: Usually occur when the cervical spine is in forward flexion but may occur at any position when a blow is delivered to the top of the skull.

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