opll spine ossification posterior longitudinal ligament ct mri xray radiology (1)
  • There is localised, linear ossification present at the posterior margin of the C6 vertebra.

 

  • This has a typical appearance of OPLL (Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament).

 

  • The cervical spine is the most common location.

 

  • It is important to follow this up with an MRI of the cord to assess for cord compression and myelopathy.

Ossification present in the midline at the posterior body margin (Pink arrows).

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