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).

opll spine ossification posterior longitudinal ligament ct mri xray radiology (1)ossification posterior longitudinal ligament opll spinect mri xray radiology

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