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RMJ. 2012; 37(4): 451-452

Unusual thoracic myelopathy caused by posterior osteophytes of vertebral body in a young adult male

Osamu Nemoto.


A rare case of thoracic myelopathy due to posterior osteophytes of vertebral body without disc degeneration in a young adult male is described. A 25-year-old male presented with a worsening numbness and pain in the right leg and radiological study revealed posterior osteophytes at T10/11 compressing subarachnoid space. The resection of osteophytes with anterior interbody fusion improved his symptoms.

Key words: Thoracic myelopathy, posterior spurs, thoracic myelopathy, posterior osteophytes.

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