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  1. Calcification of lumbar ligamentum flavum and facet joints capsule. Point of view.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    The incidence of calcification in ligamentum flavum and posterior capsule demonstrated by computed tomography was reviewed in a series of 147 patients in whom 419 lumbar levels were studied.


    To find a relationship between mechanical lumbar pathology and the calcification of the ligamentum flavum and posterior capsule. of Background Data.

    Calcification of the ligamentum flavum and posterior capsule has been found in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and in metabolic disorders.

    Although this fact is considered a manifestation of degenerative disease of the spine, it barely has been studied, and many questions remain unresolved.


    Calcifications were classified according to location as follows : 1) ligamentum flavum : upper attachment, lateral or capsular extension, caudal attachment, interlaminar portion or 2) posterior capsule.


    The following statistical associations were found : 1) degenerative facet joint disease with posterior capsule and lateral or capsular extension calcifications, 2) lumbarized vertebra with lateral or capsular extension and upper attachment calcifications, and 3) isthmic spondylolisthesis with lateral or capsular extension calcification.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Calcification, Ligament, Rachis lombaire, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Capsule articulaire, Facette, Homme, Exploration, Tomodensitométrie, Analyse corrélation, Biomécanique, Lombalgie, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Radiodiagnostic, Imagerie médicale, Rachialgie, Ligament jaune

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Calcification, Ligament, Lumbar spine, Epidemiology, Incidence, Joint capsule, Facet, Human, Exploration, Computerized axial tomography, Correlation analysis, Biomechanics, Low back pain, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Radiodiagnosis, Medical imagery, Rachialgia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0443985

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 03/02/1998.